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Dummy Fire

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Dummy Fire is a book full of surprises, its arms wide enough to encircle, it seems, all of creation, from the deeply personal to the existential. In Sarah Vap's debut book a mother's nose bleeds into tomato soup and a great blue heron is vivisected on a dinner table. There is nothing she is afraid to say. "Sarah Vap," writes Forrest Gander, "combines an utterly unsentiment...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Saturnalia Books (first published March 1st 2007)
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I want to wear a dress made from the poems of this book.
I am trying to understand what is so different about this book and American Spikenard. Especially because I like American Spikenard, and this one just seems to be pushing me away. I can't find its center. I hear the poems rolling into themselves, the sentences, when there are sentences, have that sense of inevitability to them. But I find myself debating whether these poems are pleasurably ambiguous or arbitrary.
"Every time you think you're done, you're not..."
Beautiful vision.
Complicated, demanding, rewarding.
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Sarah Vap is the author of American Spikenard, winner of the 2006 Iowa Poetry Prize, and Dummy Fire, winner of the 2006 Saturnalia Poetry Prize.

She is Poetry Editor at the online journal 42 Opus, and lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.
More about Sarah Vap...
American Spikenard Faulkner's Rosary Arco Iris End of the Sentimental Journey Iartistas

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