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"Between the Crackups" is a frolicking romp through the abandoned factories, overcrowded highways, and forgotten rural landscapes of America. This provocatively voiced book explores themes of sexuality, gender, class, pop-culture, and aesthetics. Some of these poems are sonnets, some are multi-voiced elegies, others are meditations on loss. From the balmy swamps of Florida ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published November 4th 2011 by Salt Publishing
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Dec 13, 2011 DParins Art rated it it was amazing
My lovely daughter wrote this collection of poems, so of course I am biased and think it's fantastic! This is not a delicate piece of work, and shows the dark and sometimes humorous side of the author. I know the years of blood, sweat and tears that went into this book and I am so proud of my girl for this wonderful accomplishment!
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I'm starting to read a book of poetry a day for the month of May, something I did a while back, and now keeping company with two of my friends. So why not read a book an old friend of mine wrote? I knew Becky when she was a senior in high school--my husband and his siblings attended the same school as her. We were just babies then, looking back!

Becky's book is lovely, and I especially loved "The Factory, An Elegy In Six Parts." Her sequenced poems are the strongest for me, where she can repeat
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Rebecca Lehmann is the author of Between the Crackups (Salt Modern Poets 2011). Her poems have been published in Tin House, The Iowa Review, The Gettysburg Review, and many other journals.

She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and a PhD in creative writing and literary theory from Florida State University. Awards for her poetry include a Maytag Fellowship, a John Mackay Shaw Academy of
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