Drinking Girls and Their Dresses: Poems

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Poetry. Heather Sellers was born in Orlando, FLorida, and received her Ph.D. from FLorida State University in 1992. Recipient of an NEA grant for fiction writing in 2001, she is also the author or Georgia Underwater, a collection of short stories, which won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. Her first children's book, Spike and Cubby: Ice Cream Island Adventure! is forthcoming from Henry Holt. Sellers lives in Holland, Michigan, where she raises Pembroke Welsh Corgis. "Heather Sellers's poem take us ...
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Poetry. Heather Sellers was born in Orlando, FLorida, and received her Ph.D. from FLorida State University in 1992. Recipient of an NEA grant for fiction writing in 2001, she is also the author or Georgia Underwater, a collection of short stories, which won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. Her first children's book, Spike and Cubby: Ice Cream Island Adventure! is forthcoming from Henry Holt. Sellers lives in Holland, Michigan, where she raises Pembroke Welsh Corgis. "Heather Sellers's poem take us back--where?--to the first taste of our whereness, the fresh instant click of yes, that, or no, absolutely not, it was this and this and this. Be careful. These poems can be wonderfully dangerous: jumpy, radiant"--Marianne Boruch.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916272746
  • Publisher: Ahsahta Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Ahsahta Press New Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 42
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Heather Sellers

Heather Sellers is an award-winning writer and professor who has taught writing workshops for the past twenty years. She is the director of the creative writing program at Hope College, and is the author of "Georgia Under Water and "Drinking Girls and Their Dresses. She lives in Holland, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Judge's Note xi
Being from Orlando 1
Polar 3
Over Oranges 4
When Lost Was Better 5
Underwater 7
Ocean Pacific 9
Bucky Ditched Me 11
Florida Fifth Grade 12
The Empress of Ties 14
Concert 16
Perfect World 17
Beauty and the Beast 19
The Sock Symbol 21
Entrance 23
When I Worried I Was Pregnant 25
Belly Water Midnight Easy 26
Your Foyer, Sunday Afternoon, December 27
Nebraska 29
Deck of Cards 30
A Dream I Had After an Environmental Mass 31
And so You Take a Leap into the 32
Widow's Peak 34
What You Should Not 36
April Sunburn 37
Big Quiet Space in the Bed for Almost an Hour at Midnight 38
About the Author 41
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