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The Arranged Marriage: Poems - Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series (Paperback)
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The Arranged Marriage: Poems - Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 72 Pages / Published: 30/08/2015
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With her characteristic music and precision, Dubrow's prose poems delve unflinchingly into a mother's story of trauma and captivity. The poet proves that truth telling and vision can give meaning to the gravest situations, allowing women to create a future on their own terms.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826355539
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 5 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[A] powerful new volume of poetry . . . that exquisitely addresses the nuances of survival, adaptation, and exile."--The Jewish Daily Forward

"Using prose blocks, Dubrow employs poetic phrasing and distillation as well as the freedom of traditional narrative to interpret her mother's life, but the striking work resonates far beyond the specifics of her project, extending into the common experiences of fear and trauma."--Pasatiempo


"Bold writing with visionary power and strong language. . . . I couldn't stop reading it."--Washington Independent Review of Books
"Call it the speculative, or the subjunctive, or the surreal. You'll call it stunning and surprising, too. Dubrow has transformed language into paint, film, and shutter. She has stretched back in time to the beginning before the beginning, out in range to the landscape beyond the frame. Her book is a map. Her atlas is a canvas. Her history is a photograph. Put another way, her project is part genealogy, part inheritance, and all art of the highest order."--The Rumpus
"Jehanne Dubrow in her fifth book of poems tells us a story so compelling that we put down our tasks and turn to her voice."--Hilda Raz, author of All Odd and Splendid
"We witness in these pages raw violence of marriages arranged, marriages broken. We feel the knife blade, recognize as our own every wounded body."--Peggy Shumaker, author of Gnawed Bones

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