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Post Moxie: Poems

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Winner of the 2009 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, selected by Dan Chiassonn

From "The Above Song":

Foie gras has been outlawed. So has gravitas,
faux grass, middle class. Soon: the past.

Julia Story lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Paperback, 77 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Sarabande Books (first published 2010)
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Heather June Gibbons
May 25, 2011 Heather June Gibbons rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
What a wonderful book! I read this really fast, in two sittings, which rarely happens. Not sure what it means, though, that I read it so fast-- did I gobble it up voraciously because it was so delicious, or because it goes down easily and the poems aren't thorny-problematic enough to force me to slow down? Regardless, I love how (seemingly) breezy and casual and fun some of these poems are, with bracingly weird and subversive flashes in them. And the not-breezy ones are striking, stark, ...more
Jul 07, 2011 secondwomn rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, poetry, 2011
i had the good fortune to hear julia story read before picking up this book; she has a wonderful way of embodying her work.

these poems build their own cabinet of mysteries and insist upon their own logic. they ask you to discover what is difficult in yourself and in the world without revealing anything.

i checked this out from the library, but need to buy it. very much looking forward to her next collection.
Oct 18, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it
from Post Moxie by Julia Story:

(Reviewer's Note: Please imagine this as block text...)

Do they not have those dogs anymore?
The neighbors with the toy dogs. The
new season meant they'd yip when I
walked by, exploding out their tiny door
like cannoned rats. The green mattress of
spring with its calling trees, its antidote
to heartbreak. But I refer rather than
believe. I have faith I'll keep thinking
the same things. Spring tries to sweep my
shadow into its maw. The good people of
earth want to help me but
Jen Tucker
Nov 30, 2011 Jen Tucker rated it it was amazing
Post Moxie by Julia Story puts her raw emotions into beautiful words. You will find a series of vignettes that Julia wraps up into mini stories of the life that surrounds her. Her perspective is bright and fresh; honest and telling. Embrace this poet and you will not be disappointed.
Jul 15, 2011 Steven rated it really liked it
Great summer read! Couldn't put it down. Will have to reread at some point at a much more deliberate pace.
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Shelves: poetry, sarabande
Very compelling stanza poems. I enjoyed this collection very much.
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Julia Story is the author of Post Moxie (Sarabande Books), winner of the Ploughshares 2010 John C. Zacharis First Book Award. Her recent work can be read at Sixth Finch, Salamander, and Pangyrus. She is from Indiana and now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and Dorset, England.
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