Paper House

Paper House

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by Jessie Carty
     
 

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Through the 64 narrative poems in this collection, Jessie Carty illustrates one woman's coming of age in the face of neglect and unmet social expectations. However, these are not poems of woe. Instead, Carty flings open closet doors and jumps in, describing the dark recesses with an innocent acceptance of what is rather than what should be. The births of babies and… See more details below

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Through the 64 narrative poems in this collection, Jessie Carty illustrates one woman's coming of age in the face of neglect and unmet social expectations. However, these are not poems of woe. Instead, Carty flings open closet doors and jumps in, describing the dark recesses with an innocent acceptance of what is rather than what should be. The births of babies and love. The deaths of elders and allusions. The reconstruction of homes and lives. An unflinching honesty folds them all into "boxes in boxes like Russian dolls," waiting for us to lift the lids.

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Helen Losse
"What Carty tells—whether she is the “I” in the poem, or she has taken poetic license in her description of an imagined or partially imagined incident— makes her a brave poet, one who has surely found her voice: No one else could have written the poems in Paper House. No one else has the same raw material from which to draw. Anyone who grew up poor should be able to relate to these poems. Actually, anyone who grew up...should be able to relate."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977816743
Publisher:
Folded Word
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
0.26(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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