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Becoming the Villainess by Jeannine Hall Gailey
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May 11, 07

bookshelves: poetry, favorites
Read in April, 2007

Oh, it has been a long time since I've enjoyed a book of poetry so much! But I knew I would love it, after enjoying her reading at the Bookslut series so much. These poems play with the idea of femininity, using legends, fairy tales, tales of goddesses, and modern tv and comic super-hero(ine)s, somehow putting Buffy and Manga characters on the same level as Persophene, in using them as tools to crack open and shine some light into our ideas of what women are. If I had the book in hand at the moment, I would be more specific. But I'll be clear that I would recommend this book without hesitation. Particularly to fans of Whedon and Gaiman.
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