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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Fair Copy, byRebecca Hazelton, is a meditation on the difficulties of distinguishing the real from the false, the copy from the original. It is in part an exploration of the disparity between our conception of love as either true or false and the messy reality that it can sometimes be both. If “true” love is not to be found, is an approximation a “fair” substitute? These p ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 22nd 2012 by Ohio State University Press
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Jen Campbell
The perfect balance of old and new. On her 29th birthday, Rebecca Hazelton decided to take the 1st line of every 29th Emily Dickinson poem, and use it as an acrostic to write her own poems. She said that this helped her engage with Dickinson's poems better; the themes unravelling in her own work. This book is just beautiful. It made me want to read it inside a cave, or under the sea; it has such magical qualities: 'The wind was a man who carried me / high over the world in his elbow crook / Eggs ...more
Taylor Napolsky
I'm impressed by a good portion of this.
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Rebecca Hazelton is the author of Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry, and Vow, from Cleveland State University Press. She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. Her ...more
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