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Award-winning poet Jill Alexander Essbaum takes her reader on a three-day journey through death and grief. Filled with her trademark sensuality and humor, here Essbaum also addresses issues of faith, fiercely questioning God while also trusting in the promise of resurrection.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published June 30th 2008 by neoNuma Arts
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This is a rough book to read. There's tension in every line, and despair, and some hope. And boy. It's so unlike her other books, and excellent in an utterly commanding way. These poems demand attention.
Neil Ellis Orts
Is it fair to review it since I'm the publisher? Well, I published it because I love it. Even after it's back from the printer, I keep rereading certain poems in this collection.
Feb 25, 2011 Kyle rated it 5 of 5 stars
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JAE split me open with her thumb . . . I could read these poems again and again (and will). She combines the fierce, pious doubt of Vassar Miller with the irreverence and wit of Dorothy parker. I hate mash-up comparisons like that, but IT TRUE. It true.
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Jill Alexander Essbaum's publications include the full-length collections Heaven, Harlot, and Necropolis, and a chapbook of sonnets, Oh Forbidden. Her poems have appeared in religious journals, hoity-toity journals, online journals, formalist journals, and erotic publications. She is obsessed with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, her five cats, puns, sex, Old Time Radio, and God. And: Words. An an ass...more
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