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Where You Live free pdf Martinis and fantastic breasts. A wild wedding hangover. Pink angora and instructing six women / to write tercets on snow. In lesbian love-poems, conversations, intimate jokes from a hundred parties, five prisons, and three beloved bars, Jill McDonough's second book tells where we live, and how: each day fresh with the gift of it. Fierce/nose-sting of tears, quick breath out of nowhere. Often frankly autobiographical, her poems are also peopled with others' stories. Some are familiar - Cary Grant and Charles Darwin, Sappho and Hildegard von Bingen. Others we come to know: prison inmates Julie and Andrea, friends comforting in kitchens or riotous in the yard, the little Chinese lady from the Lucky Star kiosk. McDonough is honest with them: stitches their actual words into her poems, understands their motives and her own. This poetry is vivid with reality, even where the subjects are pictures: Mary in an illuminated Annunciation suspicious / in her lapis robes, her double chin doubting, perhaps / one eyebrow raised- or a small, unseemly Venus, hair in pearls holding the dead Adonis and furious at death and grief. Above all there are poems of love and desire - I, Jill McDonough, have something to declare: je t'aime, je t'adore, Josey - ardent, funny, and erotically charged: For better or worse. For root canal, for laughing on the high speed ferry to the cape. My mouth on your neck, say. My hand on your emerald-cut calf.

About Jill McDonough

Pushcart prize winner Jill McDonough's first book of poems, Habeas Corpus, was published by Salt in 2008. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford's Stegner program, she taught incarcerated college students through Boston University's Prison Education Program for thirteen years. Her work appears in Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry 2011. She teaches poetry at the University of Massachusetts Boston and directs 24PearlStreet, the online writing program at the Fine Arts Work Center.

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Author : Jill McDonough
Publisher : Salt Publishing
Data Published : 15 August 2012
ISBN : 184471909X
EAN : 9781844719099
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 108 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . Martinis and fantastic breasts. A wild wedding hangover. Pink angora and instructing six women / to write tercets on snow. In lesbian love-poems, conversations, intimate jokes from a hundred parties