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Dogged Hearts

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Poetry. In her fifth collection of poems, Ellen Dore Watson lends her supple voice to a multiplicity of characters, each with his or her own particular dilemma, distraction, or disarray: Junie biking home to find a new mom, Edur wondering whether he's anyone's father, a pregnant teen starving herself to lose the fetus, or the widower Lew buoyed by a vision of his wife afte ...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Tupelo Press
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Patricia Murphy
Holy cow! I just worked with Ellen at a Poetry Conference. I was really looking forward to meeting her because she published one of my poems in The Massachusetts Review and nominated me for Best New Poets--she showed me such great generosity throughout the publication process, even seeking out some back story on the poem she took.

It's so nice to be able to meet an editor through their own work. I LOVED this book. I read it on the plane home from the conference. I usually hate reading poetry on
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Therese
This book is the perfect choice for anyone who usually reads only "accessible" familiar poetry, but who is willing to start grappling with more challenging, unfamiliar language. The poems in this collection are short (several poems are less than half a page), and they employ near-standard vocabulary and syntax in order to deliver a poignant human situation. Those reassuring features provide a foothold for the reader as he/she treks through the more difficult terrain in these poems: expressive dr ...more
Laura
Jul 13, 2011 Laura marked it as to-read
Came with a CD also.
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