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from Three Geogaophies: A Milkmaid’s Grimoire
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Published 2007 by ypolita press

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John Williams
a gorgeously incendiary read; a graph of two languages drawn magnetically toward each other, distorted, reformed, mutated by the dramatic weight of each other; a travelogue in which the protagonist is not so much the traveler but her language, a language thrust upon an unfamiliar stage and for(c)(g)ed to adapt - a world in which one language is not partitioned from the other but broken open, spilled, expanded by it.
Logan
a kind of poetry of place. strange and mysterious. i didn't understand at all the obviously intentional misspellings, but it's a minor thing. the production is also really slick. another great book from ypolita press.

ADDENDUM
i now understand the misspellings as a means toward a melding of english with another language.

so there.
Dusie Press
Feb 23, 2008 Dusie Press rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: poets
This is an amazing chap. Beautiful in its form and such a great find! Guy's poetry is an invigorating poetry and a poetry which makes me crave for more! I look forward to more of her work.
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Arielle Guy is a poet and fiction writer whose first full-length poetry collection, Three Geogaophies: A Milkmaid's Grimoire, is now out from Dusie Press. You can order a copy at http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9780.... Her first chapbook, Gothenburg, contains poems about her time in the beautiful city of Gothenburg, Sweden and how it made her realize where her home truly is-Brooklyn, New York. Y ...more
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