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Housekeeping in a Dream

4.53  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press (first published February 1st 1995)
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Catherine
Apr 05, 2012 Catherine rated it it was amazing
This book of poetry was amazing. I borrowed it from the library, and I'm about to purchase it for my collection. It's a cacophony of images. "Murdered Girls" was my favorite. I am without words. Read it.
Terry
Jan 05, 2011 Terry rated it it was amazing
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My favorite book of poems by a contemporary author. Great work.
Patricia Murphy
Aug 15, 2015 Patricia Murphy rated it it was amazing
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These are such raw, image-filled, explosions of language. They embody what poems should be: all innuendo and grace.

she died young and made
a horrible corpse.

The sky is a piece of mind

who's to say a clown couldn't sire
a human child among us
like a god.

pom-poms in the big
vinegar-breath of gym

There is no alphabet for that

a bit
embarrassed about my gills

six sleeping pills I couldn't slip
into sleep's white bag.
Michelle
Oct 09, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it
Man, what a disappointment. This collection's opener, "Fatima," is one of my favorite poems of all time. The rest of the collection is a scattered, disparate mess with a few flashes of brilliance amid the muck.
D'Anne
Apr 22, 2008 D'Anne rated it it was amazing
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This is one of Laura Kasischke's best books of poetry (and I've read them all and love them all). The fact that this is out of print is criminal. If you ever spy a reasonably priced used copy I urge you to snap it up.
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Laura Kasischke (born 1961) is an American fiction writer and American poet with poetry awards and multiple well reviewed works of fiction. Her work has received the Juniper Prize, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Pushcart Prize, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Beatrice Hawley Award. She is the recipient of two fellowships from ...more
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