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The Boys I Borrow

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Poetry. "Many of these sensitive, clever poems are about navigating the new waters of a non traditional family. The result is a cohesive, engaging collection in which a real heroine persona explores the often challenging terrain of the omicile"--Billy Collins. "When you open THE BOYS I BORROW, you won't find poems about angels or mythological heroines--what you'll find is life the way we live it, but more clearly seen and deeply understood than the average human can easily bear. The dramas in this book are the ...
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Overview


Poetry. "Many of these sensitive, clever poems are about navigating the new waters of a non traditional family. The result is a cohesive, engaging collection in which a real heroine persona explores the often challenging terrain of the omicile"--Billy Collins. "When you open THE BOYS I BORROW, you won't find poems about angels or mythological heroines--what you'll find is life the way we live it, but more clearly seen and deeply understood than the average human can easily bear. The dramas in this book are the dramas of the life lived in the 21st century--we have trips to the fertility doctor, motorcycle rides to the Shangri-la Motel beneath a 'well hung, low slung' moon, stepsons whose 'tongues are simple antennae' and who play Nintendo, need help with their homework--in short, all of our wonderfully banal and beautiful world rendered in painterly precision and tender humor. This is a book that sustains"--Beth Ann Fennelly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930974715
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
  • Publication date: 11/15/2007
  • Series: New Issues Poetry and Prose Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 55
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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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