The Laundress Catches Her Breath

The Laundress Catches Her Breath

by Paola Corso



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933880310
Publisher: Cavankerry Press
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Series: Notable Voices
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

PAOLA CORSO is an award-winning author of seven books of poetry and fiction set in her native Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Step by Step with the Laundress
Cigarettes and Coffee
The Laundress Catches Her Breath
Coal Fire Smoke
Colors in White
One Thousand One
One Thousand Two
One Thousand Three
One Thousand Four
One Thousand Five
One Thousand Six
One Thousand Seven
One Thousand Eight
One Thousand Nine
One Thousand Ten
The Laundress
Blow Out the Candles
Heiress to Air
Air Patterns
Coffee, No Cigarettes
A Well-Ventilated Basement Apartment

What People are Saying About This

Jan Beatty

“Paola Corso takes us inside the world of the union card and the steel mill. This daughter of Pittsburgh recalls the black smoke that filled the skies of the city, how it breed a tough voice . . . I could do my old man’s job. I got muscles . . . Corso remind us that what we breathe in is what we breathe out—as she write about the nature of work: By the time she pins/the last of the load on the line/the first hung is dirty again.”

Sandra Gilbert

“Paola Corso’s The Laundress Catches Her Breath focuses like a Leica on the details of daily urban working class life from a fiercely rendered narrative perspective. Pioneering a mode of tough yet poignant documentary verse, Corso draws us into the grainy, grimy world of factory and clothesline, diner and lung disease and filthy water with extraordinary skill. Her collection is, in fact, breathtaking.”

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