To Find a New Beauty

To Find a New Beauty

by Andrea Witzke Slot



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ISBN-13: 9780983700135
Publisher: Gold Wake Press
Publication date: 04/14/2012
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Andrea Witzke Slot (aka Andrea Witzke Leavey) teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an associate editor at Rhino Poetry as well as the book review editor for Fifth Wednesday. TO FIND A NEW BEAUTY is her first full-lengh collection.

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SheLovesBooks17 More than 1 year ago
If you buy ONE poetry book this year (or ONE poetry book ever), buy this one. Nothing I could write in this review could do the book justice, but I'll try. I opened this small book of poems, and once I started, it was impossible to put down. It's Just. That. Gorgeous. And Haunting. My favorite poems (it's so hard to select just a few) are "The hotel bed," about the ghosts of others who greet you in your hotel bed (in which they slept, wrestled, made love, cried), and "These city hives of unknowing," about a woman who watches a stranger in the high-rise apartment building across from hers. Slot's poems are intimate--so intimate that you feel you are seeing and thinking through her eyes, not through some voyeuristic means. If you are a mother, you will especially love this book. Read "Ava brings the world to a stop," and your heart will stop, too. Buy it for your mom, your sisters, your girlfriends, and all the boys, too, because it is just that damn good. (And the perfect book for someone who knows that poetry doesn't have to be convoluted and abstruse to be brilliant.)