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Packing Light: New & Selected Poems

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Multiple-award winning poet Marilyn Kallets is the author of 14 books, her poems have been published in hundreds of periodicals and poetry reviews over the years. This book of poems draws from many of her books and publications to create a succinct and comprehensive overview of her work.
Paperback, 145 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Black Widow Press
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D. Antwan Stewart
Feb 09, 2010 D. Antwan Stewart rated it really liked it





Marliyn Kallet is a deeply empassioned poet. She successfully writes the accessible without being pedestrian, often seducing the reader with unassuming situations that turn wholly global in scope, distilling the minute particulars of an experience. Consider this excerpt from the poem "Mussels," where she writes:

The mussels emerged
pale as tourists who won't risk the sun

and though we politely ate them
all of us dreamed

hideous deaths on the banks of the Garonne
pirate ship agonies

bowel indignities
in
...more
Linda Dubin
Oct 17, 2015 Linda Dubin rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written and felt poetry that touches deep places that made me laugh, cry and marvel at her talent!
Jen Knox
Dec 16, 2009 Jen Knox rated it it was amazing
The best writing: poetry, fiction and nonfiction, invites transcendence. There is a personalization that occurs for the reader, that allows the authors' insights to superimpose the readers' life experiences, which allows a sort of partnership in art. Marilyn Kallet's beautiful book accomplishes this, and better, it does so with astute humor. I am savoring this book, not wanting it to end; then again, the great thing about poetry such as Kallet's is that it contains more than this reader is able ...more
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