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Poetry. "Copeland's TRANSCENDENTAL TELEMARKETER contains beautiful lyrics of emotion and meditation, but it also contains rants against war and violence, and all the while it swings us from the U.S. to Japan to Afghanistan, from Islam to Buddhism to Christianity It's compelling, playful, and well-crafted."--William Allegrezza"Beth Copeland's poems are music. She combines ...more
Paperback, 91 pages
Published April 25th 2012 by Blazevox Books
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Diana Kirk
Nov 25, 2016 Diana Kirk rated it it was amazing
When you see someone work this hard on their craft, using their hiddens talents, knowing how complicated and difficult it is these days to share such intimidate stories on a public forum for everyone to judge....it's beautiful to find a book as such a treasure. Where a woman opens her heart, SPEAKS WITH TRUE HONESTY and WIT, well, as a woman, I must support that.
Leila Fortier
Nov 25, 2014 Leila Fortier rated it it was amazing
The day Beth Copeland’s book, Transcendental Telemarketer arrived in my mailbox I drove home anxiously and indulged to read it in one sitting. I remember the day I stumbled upon Beth Copeland’s website and discovered how many parallels existed between our life experiences and travels. I immediately sensed that I must acquaint myself with her works. I was curious to see if our shared experiences in India and Japan would have influenced our writing in similar or different ways. Little did I ...more
Alice Osborn
Jul 19, 2013 Alice Osborn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who loves to read!
Copeland’s poems in Transcendental Telemarketer combine a recollection of youthful (but never cloying) female innocence with wry humor and a fierce compassion. Copeland delivers pop references to Casper the Friendly Ghost, Ricky Nelson, Howdy Doody, Zenith televisions with vacuum tubes, the Amazing Kreskin, and the Beatles. She also mentions Lord & Taylor and Nagasaki. Her poems synthesize the numinous with the ordinary and the ridiculous.

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Beth Copeland’s book Transcendental Telemarketer received second place for the Poetry Council of North Carolina’s Oscar Young Arnold Award honoring the best book of poetry published in 2012 by a North Carolina poet. Her first full-length book Traveling through Glass received the Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Award in 1999. Her poems have been widely published in literary journals and have been ...more
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