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Dead Wendy

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Winner of the 2012 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize. DEAD WENDY is a sequence of elegiac poems, reflections on broken relationships and unlikely friendships, lyrics—sung, shouted, wept—of life’s raw drama and ultimate tragedy. At heart, it is a love story. The narrative a tapestry of memories brought forth in three distinct voices as each character recounts events, the poems ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published July 23rd 2012 by FutureCycle Press (first published 2012)
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Paula Lambert
Dec 01, 2012 Paula Lambert rated it it was amazing
I just love Dead Wendy. It was my favorite book last winter, and I read it over and over. Now that the cold and snow have settled in, I find myself reading it again. It’s is a book I love intuitively—the eerie dark feel of it, the ominous tone, the tortuous and true love. It puts me very much in mind of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Annabel Lee.” Part One tells “The Boy’s Version,” in his voice. In Part Two, “Dead Wendy Responds,” which I love—at least in part because, I suppose, Annabel Lee never did. And ...more
Alysia
Jan 07, 2013 Alysia rated it liked it
The honor of my first book read in 2013 goes to none other than Richard Carr’s Dead Wendy. Weaving a story through poetry and three separate characters, Carr captures the grief caused by death and the passion of love between Wendy and her two lovers.
Simply by reading the title it is easy to determine that Wendy is dead. The first section of poetry is narrated by her first lover (perhaps even a boyfriend. The second section is narrated from the grave by Wendy. The third section is narrated by Wen
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Diane Kistner
Jul 24, 2012 Diane Kistner rated it it was amazing
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Dead Wendy is written in three parts of 20 poems each. Written in the form of Berryman's Dream Songs, the book is elegiac and allegorical. Each part represents the perspective of one member of a love triangle; through their intertwining voices, the larger story is told.


From Part One: The Boy’s Version

III

The lilacs bloomed that May in continuous rain.
Limping under his black umbrella, the old man
pried at us with his eyes.
Time and age pried at us—but could not divide us
as we strolled b
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FutureCycle Press
Jul 24, 2012 FutureCycle Press rated it it was amazing
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