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In the Carnival of Breathing

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In The Carnival of Breathing is a poetry chapbook comprised of eighteen lyric poems that search for humor and hope in loss and degradation. It won the Fall 2009 Black River Chapbook Competition.
Paperback, 25 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Black Lawrence Press
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Grady
Jul 26, 2011 Grady rated it it was amazing
'I never asked for anything sweet.'

Lisa Fay Coutley bowls us over in this brief but heady collection of eighteen poems. She is like a burning coal inside an iceberg. She writes about the antitheses we encounter in life - pain, anguish, fear, hope, the impossibility of making sense out of the boomerangs life tosses at us. Coutley is not a victim - far from it. She observes, explores, paints her observations with words so unusual that they must be labeled original, and then steps aside like a bull
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Dec 29, 2013 Robert Vaughan rated it it was amazing
Brilliant, breathtaking book of poems that will leave your mouth open in awe. Read this!
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