Beauty Breaks in

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Product Details
Price
$18.00
Publisher
New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publish Date
Pages
65
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.8 X 0.24 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781930974876
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About the Author
MARY ANN SAMYN is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Beauty Breaks in (New Issues, 2009). Her work has won the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the James Wright Poetry Award from Mid-American Review, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches in the MFA program at West Virginia University.
Reviews
"There is an excitement in reading this collection because of its unpredictability. Each poem is like an adventure, and as readers we are at the mercy of Samyn's will. A number of poems have an almost fairytale-like quality to them. Haunted by religion, Samyn renders childhood, specifically girlhood, in such a way that is surprisingly new and painfully accurate. Like a magpie, she collects disparate fragments and pulls them together. Everything is a potential source for poems, even a coloring book which Samyn cites as the source for the title of the poem Make Them Howl or Breathe Fire. (Imagine for a moment the pictures that would accompany those instructions.)"--Gina Myers "360 Main Street" (1/4/2010 12:00:00 AM)