Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room
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How is it that Betsy Wheeler makes me feel both accompanied by and accompaniment to her seductive, disarming, and lushly inventive poems? "Everything is what we need," she writes in Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room. And in this dream, everything is what we get. Such intensity, richness, humor, and unabashed innocence in these poems. I love their lyricism, their playfulness wi...more
Paperback, 70 pages
Published April 2012 by The National Poetry Review Press
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Amanda Boehm
My favorite poem was the one that appeared at the end titled "Start Here". It felt very honest, like I was quickly swept through specific moments in someone's life, glimpsing only tiny details that are small but have larger meaning, revolving around the rise and fall of a relationship from childhood into adulthood. It was a strong ending point for this collection of poetry.
Letitia Trent
A haunting collection--full of beautiful everyday details elevated to their actual strangeness.
Beautiful original lyric poems. Something to read and go back to.
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Originally from the Upper Mississippi River Valley, Betsy Wheeler studied poetry and the art of the book at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse where she was a Maple House Fellow for Sutton Hoo Press. After a brief stint working in the publishing industry in Minnesota’s Twin Cities (as an Intern at Graywolf Press, and as Events Coordinator at Consortium), she went on to receive her MFA in poetry...more
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