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After I Was Dead: Poems

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A collection of poems that develop harmonically rather than melodically. Through her rediscovery of the freedom Emily Dickinson located in being dead, Mullen attempts to increase the territory of the contemporary poem.
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Published April 1st 1999 by University of Georgia Press (first published March 1st 1999)
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Jul 03, 2007 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Fueled my concept of found poetry and art in poetry.
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i learned that i probably do, deep down, like idaho.
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Shelves: poetry, for-a-class
Eh, I read most of this. I'm not Mullen's reader by any means--I found this hard to get into, which I think was the point. An interesting project that I might just be too dumb for.
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I was going to throw at 2 star at this or maybe a 1 star, but the second half of the book saved it for me...as in this line, "I dreamt you were fucking a chocolate cake."
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Laura Mullen is the author of eight books: Complicated Grief (Solid Objects, 2015), Enduring Freedom: A Little Book of Mechanical Brides, The Surface, After I Was Dead, Subject and Dark Archive, The Tales of Horror, and Murmur. Recognitions for her poetry include Ironwood’s Stanford Prize, two Board of Regents ATLAS grants, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award, among ...more
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