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The True Bride

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 71 pages
Published by Lapis Press
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I enjoyed this, and might have given it 3.5 stars rather than 3 stars. Maybe I liked it because I haven't been reading a lot of poetry lately and it's a good re-entry point. It's just the right mix of straightforward narrative and lyrical distractions.

I first read Gerstler when John Ashbery recommended her to a friend who was taking his class at Bard, seventeen years ago. He'd suggested that she was "experimental". She doesn't seem particularly experimental now - the prose poems address fairly
Sep 06, 2008 Ms. rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This was a really important book at a really rough time in my life. It's raw, painful to read at times and fucking fabulous. I wish I still had this book.
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My first edition hardcover of this book is sweet.
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