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Inside the Yellow Dress
Poetry. The dress of INSIDE THE YELLOW DRESS is both the clothing of childhood, of girlhood in particular, and the garment of language we all put on. "This is a book about expectations, about not having any, and about how the language gives us more than we deserve anyway: 'Her mouth is, moving toward / everything.' Everything is just about right to describe the scope of th ...more
Paperback, 81 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by New Issues Press
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This is Mary Ann's book before her latest, "Purr." Similar in style, but I definitely see greater maturation of her style in "Purr" over this one. I like her bold use of the line and her use of white space, though in this book, as in "Purr," there's not much variety of form. This can make the reader a bit weary by the end of the book.