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The King: Poems

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The King is a groundbreaking collection following a Self—a mother, lover, wife, thinker—in her fractured approach to the absolutes of pregnancy, postpartum depression, childrearing, belief, love, and epistemology. Here is a potent exploration of one woman’s coming together with the Other—her hard-won attachment to “the King.”
from “Deeply Psychological”

And then I surfaced

Hardcover, 128 pages
Published June 29th 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Caroline M.
I read this entire collection in one evening, thinking, "I'll just read one more" and then, as if it were a bag of chips, unable to put the book down. And when I was finished, I turned back to the beginning and started reading again. The poems are terrific -- sharp, funny, deeply felt but not at all sentimental.
This book of poems I did a bit better with. Some of them are really raw and honest and I liked them quite a lot. Some of it, still, I had no idea about. But some of it. Was super.
Sometimes hard to engage, but very interesting and honest.
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Poetry Readers Ch...: The King: Poems, by Rebecca Wolff 3 14 Dec 19, 2012 06:41AM  
Rebecca Wolff is the editor of Fence and the author of Manderley, Figment and Continuum. She lives in Athens, New York, with her family and is a Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute.
More about Rebecca Wolff...
The Beginners Not For Mothers Only Manderley Figment A Best of Fence, The First Nine Years, Volume I

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