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A Thousand Profane Pieces

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Erotic and wry, the poems in this collection are a firsthand tour through the world of a modern woman for whom desire is no longer a dirty word. The poet explores where the sensual woman has been and where she is going?a journey that belies the complex voices that inherit the lines of the poems, presenting both the confidence and vulnerability of sexually-empowered women who are put in the position of second-guessing their escape from stereotypes and societal expectations. Exploitation becomes a ...

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Overview

Erotic and wry, the poems in this collection are a firsthand tour through the world of a modern woman for whom desire is no longer a dirty word. The poet explores where the sensual woman has been and where she is going—a journey that belies the complex voices that inherit the lines of the poems, presenting both the confidence and vulnerability of sexually-empowered women who are put in the position of second-guessing their escape from stereotypes and societal expectations. Exploitation becomes a badge of honor for the women of the poems, with acerbic humor and commentary that entertain but strike an emotional resonance nonetheless.

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"Wallin’s book is exhilarating: a dollop of sugar-coated acid. It’s subititle should be, Love and the Older, Single Woman: The persona has been hurt, has snapped back, but vows her vulnerability. The pink-and-black, lady-as Catwoman cover is just right: there’s cattiness, meowing, and hissing here. The tone? Ms. Sylvia Plath Atwood: Satire and Cynicism for the Discriminating Reader . . . . Wallin’s wit exudes wisdom and wrath. Perfect."  —George Elliott Clark, award-winning poet
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973864533
  • Publisher: Tightrope Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Pages: 75
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Myna Wallin is an author and editor. She is also an organizer and host of the Art Bar Poetry Series. She is the author of Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar, and her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Algonquin Square Table Anthology, Contemporary Verse 2, Existere, Eye Weekly, Kiss Machine, In the Dark, the Literary Review of Canada, and Matrix. She is also the host of In Other Words on CKLN.FM. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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