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Pretty Tilt

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Pretty Tilt examines sex, feminism and gender roles through the lens of early-21st century girlhood. Influenced by both the Gurlesque and by post-confessionalism, these poems focus an unflinching eye on the strange, ugly, and beautiful paradoxes of growing up female.
Paperback, 57 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Keyhole Press (first published April 3rd 2012)

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Jul 31, 2012 Erin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
- Screaming & Not Screaming
- Februaries
- Glossary
- Hausfrau
- If You Wanna Be My Lover

And of course ALL of the "Riding in Cars with Boys"
I liked this poetry collection a lot, but in the absence of the will to write about it, I'll direct you to "Just The Tip"--which I wrote about on Structure and Style.
This is a wonderful book of poetry. Murphy is particularly adept at capturing girlhood, the intensity and beauty of it. Pretty Tilt is a wonderfully written, deeply memorable collection of poetry.
Sprinkled with cultural ephemera and relentlessly self-aware, Pretty Tilt is a beautifully weird and delightfully inappropriate collection of poems luxuriating in the Gurlesque. Highly recommended.
Kimberly Ann
"blooms" appeared in Gigantic Sequins 3.1. i freaking love that poem. unsurprisingly, many if not all the rest of the poems in here are great as well. great book of modern post-confessional poetry!
Can't say enough good things about this book.
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Carrie Murphy's first collection of poems, PRETTY TILT, was released by Keyhole Press in 2012. She received her BA from the University of Maryland and her MFA from New Mexico State University. Her chapbook, MEET THE LAVENDERS, appeared in 2011 from Birds of Lace. She works as a teacher and freelance writer, and is in the process of becoming certified as a birth doula.
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