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The Hoopoe's Crown

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Dramatically urgent from the get-go, many of Jacqueline Osherow’s poems approach inconsistencies and mysteries in Biblical texts. From traditional poetic forms (sonnet, terza rima, villanelle, sestina, acrostic, loose ottava rima) to an austere free verse, Osherow mixes humor and seriousness while maintaining a conversational tone. These poems deal with Jewish tradition an ...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by BOA Editions Ltd.
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john nielsen boyack
jackie writes with immense approachability and intelligence. she can turn any hater into an admire at least of the form.
More excellence in craft and image. Typical Osherow, but a rarity in contemporary verse.
See: With A Moon In Transit
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