Victory Boulevard

Victory Boulevard

by Michele Herman
Victory Boulevard

Victory Boulevard

by Michele Herman


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This collection could be called The Lives of Girls and Women if Alice Munro hadn't already taken the title. In funny, lyrical, poignant poems and prose poems, Herman conjures everyone from lonely teenage girls listening to records in their bedrooms to her own Depression-era seamstress mother to Betty Boop to the oldest daughter of the old woman who lives in a shoe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635344233
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 02/16/2018
Series: New Women's Voices Series , #136
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Michele Herman's poems, stories, essays and articles have been widely published in literary journals, newspapers and magazines. A recipient of several writing awards, she teaches at The Writers Studio, works as a developmental editor and writing coach, writes columns for The Villager, translates French songs, and performs her own work in cabaret and theatrical settings. She is the mother of two grown sons and lives with her husband in Greenwich Village.

Table of Contents


In the World I Was Born Into 1

In Praise of Vinyl 3

The Girl in the Driveway 5

“Pickup on South Street”: Thelma Ritter Steals the Show 7

In the Pale Green Sewing Room 10

Best Dressed Girl 12

Depression Baby 13

Victory Boulevard 14


What to Expect 16

Tell Me, Good Fairy 19

Car Dream 23

The Oldest Child’s Lament 25

Girl Dies of Embarrassment 27

To My Latvian Great Grandmother 28

My Mother’s Word 31

Betty Boop Retires 32

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