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Turning to Fiction: Poems

Turning to Fiction: Poems

by Donna Masini


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Daring and witty, erotic and searching, these poems explore the ways we suffer and are changed by our losses.

"Think about sex," this book begins, then moves through the places into which our longings lead us. Here are confessions whispered over the phone in "Phone Sex," sins recounted to priests, "pretend confessions" told to a sister. Here are poems about a mother teaching a daughter to read, a girl trying to read her mother, a woman trying to read lovers, and marriage, and herself.

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ISBN-13: 9780393328448
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/17/2006
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Donna Masini is the author of three collections of poetry and a novel. She was awarded the Barnard Women Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship with the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at Hunter College and lives in New York City.

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