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Allyson Shaw

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Allyson Shaw lives in York where she knits, brews beer and writes while trying not to lose her Californian-by-way-of-the-Midwest accent.

An award-winning poet, she is author of The Bon-bon and Love Token, a Powell’s poetry best-seller. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her poems have been selected for awards by Pulitzer Prize winners John Ashbery and Charles Simic. Much of her fiction and poetry has appeared in anthologies and literary journals, including the National Gallery Publication Tiger Seen on Shaftsbury Avenue. She has recently worked in collaboration with the artist Edith Abeyta. She has taught writing at Long Beach City College and received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine.




I will be in London this weekend, at the British Science Fiction Association Convention. Look for me in the dealers room– I will be trading as Feral Strumpet, selling handmade jewelry and artisan bookmarks. I will also have copies of my novel, The Desperate Ones, for sale there. If you'll be there, stop by and say hello!



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The Desperate Ones
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This is a brilliant use of an unreliable narrator, a monster who becomes a fitting lens for this story about a cataclysmic period in history. I was utterly swept away by this book and its immersive detail.
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Angela Carter
“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”
Angela Carter

Angela Carter
“The tiger will never lie down with the lamb; he acknowledges no pact that is not reciprocal. The lamb must learn to run with the tigers.”
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Kathy Acker
“I'm no longer a child and I still want to be, to live with the pirates. Because I want to live forever in wonder. The difference between me as a child and me as an adult is this and only this: when I was a child, I longed to travel into, to live in wonder. Now, I know, as much as I can know anything, that to travel into wonder is to be wonder. So it matters little whether I travel by plane, by rowboat, or by book. Or, by dream. I do not see, for there is no I to see. That is what the pirates know. There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate.”
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Janet Frame
“...we could think or feel as we wished toward the characters, or as the poet, discounting history, invited us to; we were the poet's guest, his world was his own kingdom, reached, as one of the poems told us, through the 'Ring of Words'...”
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Clarice Lispector
“I have grown weary of literature: silence alone comforts me. If I continue to write, it’s because I have nothing more to accomplish in this world except to wait for death. Searching for the word in darkness. Any little success invades me and puts me in full view of everyone. I long to wallow in the mud. I can scarcely control my need for self-abasement, my craving for licentiousness and debauchery. Sin tempts me, forbidden pleasures lure me. I want to be both pig and hen, then kill them and drink their blood.”
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