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Jane by Maggie Nelson
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Apr 09, 2008

it was ok
Read in April, 2008

Some of the poems were effective and moving, but overall I felt manipulated by this book. The writer makes some of her aunt's journal entries into poems--but of course those are poignant because her aunt was murdered as as a young woman. I feel terrible for what happened to Maggie Nelson's family, and I can even understand wanting to do this kind of writing project, or having to do it. Still, I wasn't invested in it.

I actually read this at the gym. I was reading it at home at night, but the subject matter was scaring me. It's impossible to be afraid when you're sweating in too-tight yoga pants on the elliptical trainer at the college where you're teaching. I also found that poetry is great exercise reading: you can read a poem, feel like vomiting, read another poem, feel like quitting, read a poem, stop to breathe heavily, etc. etc. 25 minutes goes by like 25 minutes!

My buttocks is firm (ha ha never!) thanks to Maggie Nelson.
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Edan Thanks, Robert.


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