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Description - Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees by Julianna Baggott

This new collection of poetry from veteran author, Julianna Baggott, is written as a manual on writing poetry. On the surface, it appears only to be a collection of poems about poetry. On a deeper level though, it turns craft on its ear to examine the larger, looming world. There are several different types of poems included. Some poems are written as question and answer dialogues. Some poems personify poetry itself as a character and address it as an unruly muse. Others are more pointedly instructive and presented as example poems. Still others are written to famous poets ranging from Theodore Roethke to Dean Young and can be either argumentative or adoring.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807132562
ISBN-10: 080713256X
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 155mm x 6mm)
Pages: 65
Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Julianna Baggott

Julianna Baggott is the author of two previous poetry collections, This Country of Mothers and Lizzie Borden in Love. Her debut novel, Girl Talk, was a national bestseller, and was followed by The Miss America Family and The Madam. She also writes books for young adults under the pseudonym N. E. Bode. She recently coauthored the upcoming Which Brings Me to You: A Novel in Confessions with Steve Almond.

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