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Published 2009 by dancing girl press
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Valerie
Jul 19, 2010 Valerie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, female-writer
I didn't actually know what a chainsaw bear was before reading this book (in case you don't know too, they are tall bear statues made out of wood, carved with chainsaws and painted. They are usually at resort type places to sell to tourists).

The poetry collection is called The Chainsaw Bears, and it has 16 poems, all of them with the title "The Chainsaw Bears." The book has a table of contents with all the same poem title listed over and over--funny!I thought this was an unusual subject for a wh
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Mark Allen
Feb 09, 2010 Mark Allen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, chapbook
This chapbook's cycle of poems is an eulogy to individuality and the relentless onslaught of tacky lawn ormanments that only want to be understood.
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Erin Elizabeth Smith is the author of The Fear of Being Found (Three Candles Press 2008) and The Naming of Strays (Gold Wake Press 2011). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including 32 Poems, New Delta Review, Yalobusha Review, Water~Stone, Cimarron Review, and RHINO. She teaches in the English Department at the University of Tennessee and serves as the managing editor of Stirring: A Li ...more
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