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JoSelle Vanderhooft
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Poetry. Memoir. LGBT Studies. "A personification of the desolate and sensuous Utah landscape swaggers through JoSelle Vanderhooft's DESERT SONGS, pining for the one partner who understands in this hallucinatory fusion of autobiography and history, veering from saucy patter to timeless fable and back again, the desert permeates all, as god or goddess, as lover as shepherd ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Cross Cultural Communications
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May 29, 2014 Line rated it liked it
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I won this book with Goodreads First Read.

I really liked it and was inclined to give it four stars especially as i read the poems "The Ballad of the Utah Desert and His Sweatheart" and "The Ballad of the Girls and the Utah Desert". These poems in particular expresed a feeling and mood that i really liked.

Also "Oh, Lovely Desert Girl!" was one of my favorites. I can truly identify myself with several parts of the poem:

"There are so many things:
how Water shifts a mountain to an arch
how a grass w
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This is about music or desert? I think both of that. but so curious to read this book. i love music but i dont really like desert :)
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A dramaturg and something of a lapsed playwright, Vanderhooft works as a freelance journalist, poet and fiction writer. Her work has appeared or will soon appear in print and online in such venues as Aofie’s Kiss, Byzarium, Cabinet des Fées, Jabberwocky, Not One of Us, MYTHIC, Mythic Delirium, Reflections Edge, Star*Line and several others.

To date, she has published seven poetry books: 10,000 Seve
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