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Ohio Violence (Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry #16)

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Ohio Violence starts with scandal: the narrator leads the high school football coach into the cornfields, but as she promises, "nothing happened." In the fields, in the woods, in the dark water of Ohio, something is happening. Girls disappear, turn on each other. Men watch from the rearview as the narrator hedges, changes her mind, then shows all in this break-out collecti ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by University of North Texas Press
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Stine’s first book is filled with narrative poems that juxtapose the seemingly idyllic setting of midwestern Ohio- farms, hunting, and high school sports- against tales of many kinds of loss.

The black snake is dead in the road.
In the rising bands of heat, his head

is gone, or nearly, body divided

by the flat print of tires. Already, the birds.

The theme of truth or fiction weaves through the collection. Tension builds in individual poems, and also in the progression of the book, as Sti
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ALISON STINE's YA debut SUPERVISION is coming April 9th, 2015 from HarperVoyagerUK.

Also the author of three books of poetry: WAIT (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), OHIO VIOLENCE (University of North Texas Press, 2009), and LOT OF MY SISTER (Kent State University Press, 2001), she has worked as an actor, an artist's model, a high school teacher, and a professor. She holds a Ph.D. in English,
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