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Do you know how to flirt in Faerie land? C.S.E. Cooney does. In this collection of seventeen poems - four never before published! - you'll find goblins, crones, robber brides, coyotes, and even a sea king. Cooney draws from folklore and myth to create something entirely her own, something glimpsed only in Faerie. From the raucous and bawdy to the sorrowful dirge, these ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Papaveria Press
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Linguana
Oct 28, 2016 Linguana rated it really liked it
As someone who doesn't usually read poetry, I must say I really adored this!

Not every poem or song was up my alley, but the ones I liked - I fell in love with them. The Bluebeard tale has such an amazing twist, The Sea-King poem at the very end was probably my favorite because it is quirky and romantic and true and so full of pretty images.
I also met the Flabberghast again - one of the coolest characters in Cooney's collection Bone Swans (go check that one out, it blew my mind).

So yeah, this is
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Jan 21, 2013 Amal El-Mohtar rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
From my introduction to the volume:

However you come to hold this book in your hands, know that you are fortunate, and as a child of fortune you will come to no lasting harm. You are fortunate because C. S. E. Cooney is a marvel and this is her first book of poems—though you might equally call it a book of songs, or a book of tales in verse. Faerie does not like discrete categories. It does not like to be contained, bound up in limits; as its borders shift, so do these pieces. They are incantator
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C.S.E. Cooney grew up in a desert with a pack of brothers and a plastic tub of dress-up clothes. Much later, she and her wardrobe migrated to Chicago for college, where she received her degree in Fiction Writing with a minor in Theater.

Her fiction and poetry can be found in Apex, Subterranean, Strange Horizons, Clockwork Phoenix 3, The Book of Dead Things, Ideomancer, Goblin Fruit, and Mythic Deli
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