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American Girl
     

American Girl

by Cynie Cory
 

Poetry. Cynie Cory's poetry delves into the nature of identity, gender, and American experience with frequently remarkable results.

"Cynie Cory roams the outer reaches of the heart's territory, from the snowy winter of family life to the tropical jungles of love. She wears her heart of her sleeve and it is as big as the country she writes about. Is she the

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Poetry. Cynie Cory's poetry delves into the nature of identity, gender, and American experience with frequently remarkable results.

"Cynie Cory roams the outer reaches of the heart's territory, from the snowy winter of family life to the tropical jungles of love. She wears her heart of her sleeve and it is as big as the country she writes about. Is she the quintessential American girl? You bet she is, part Annie Oakley, part Emily Dickinson—sharpshooting poet of wild nights. She zooms in on the detritus of love—the broken fragments, the fallen leaves—and puts together a collage that is as heartbreaking as it is beautiful. Watch out—she's driving down your street."—Barbara Hamby

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From the Publisher
“Much of the literary iconography of Northern Michigan has been drawn in the masculine tradition of Hemingway and Jim Harrison. Hard drinking and blood sports predominate; the legends and characters that inhabit literature from this terrain are wild, raw, and overwhelmingly male. This collection of achingly beautiful, subversive poems . . . dares the reader to venture beyond that traditional paradigm.”—Melanie Drane, ForeWord Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930974302
Publisher:
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
New Issues Poetry and Prose Series
Pages:
59
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Barbara Hambly
“Cynie Cory roams the outer reaches of the heart’s territory, from the snowy winter of family life to the tropical jungles of love. She wears her heart on her sleeve and it is as big as the country she writes about. Is she the quintessential American girl? You bet she is, part Annie Oakley, part Emily Dickinson—sharpshooting poet of wild nights. She zooms in on the detritus of love—the broken fragments, the fallen leaves—and puts together a collage that is as heartbreaking as it is beautiful. Watch out—she’s driving down your street.”
Barbara Hamby
“Cynie Cory roams the outer reaches of the heart’s territory, from the snowy winter of family life to the tropical jungles of love. She wears her heart on her sleeve and it is as big as the country she writes about. Is she the quintessential American girl? You bet she is, part Annie Oakley, part Emily Dickinson—sharpshooting poet of wild nights. She zooms in on the detritus of love—the broken fragments, the fallen leaves—and puts together a collage that is as heartbreaking as it is beautiful. Watch out—she’s driving down your street.”

Meet the Author

CYNIE CORY grew up in Marquette, Michigan. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and florida State University, where she earned a Ph.D. Her poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, New American Writing, Shade, Verse, and Western Humanities Review. She currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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