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Jackie Craven

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Jackie Craven is the author of Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press) and Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn), winner of the publisher's Fabulist Fiction Award. Her work has also appeared in Asheville Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod International Journal, River Styx, Salamander, Spillway, Water~Stone Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, and many newspapers and magazines. She's the author of two books on interior design and writes about art, architecture, literature, and other topics for the ThoughtCo reference site for lifelong learners. Follow or Friend her on Facebook at WriterJackieCraven.

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Secrets Revealed

Full disclosure: I’m the author, so of course I’m biased! But I want to let readers know why I have special affection for the poems in Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters recently published by Brick Road Poetry Press. They were written during the chaotic years after my parents died. Although not strictly autobiographical, the poems describe a search for answers as I sorted through d...

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Full disclosure: I'm the author, so of course I will praise this book! But I want to let readers know why I have special affection for the poems in Secret Formulas. They were written during the chaotic years after my parents died. Although not strict ...more
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Written behind bars, The Prisoners is a masterly woven collection that explores themes of entrapment, guilt, frustration, and the search for redemption. Lyrical, gut-wrenching, and often darkly humorous, the poems present a Dantesque vision of being ...more
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Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters by Jackie Craven
"In this collection, Craven manages to combine ekphrastic and confessional poetry in a way that is surprising, fun, insightful, and sometimes dizzying. The narrators of her poems hurt and hope. They look back with anguish, sadness, but a sense of a..." Read more of this review »
I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So by Ace Boggess
"Aug. 28, 2018. It's release day. I had a lot of fun putting this collection of question poems together. I hope you'll have as much fun reading it."
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In and Out of Rough Water by Jayne Marek
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Jayne Marek's In and Out of Rough Water is a moving and profound collection that transforms the wilderness into a meditation on the human condition. A western prairie morphs into dry pages of a newspaper, trees in winter describe a world where "naked ...more
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Lauren Bacall Shares a Limousine by Susan J. Erickson
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How could I resist a poetry collection titled Lauren Bacall Shares a Limousine? Even the table of contents is a joy to read. Included are:

* "Pantoum for Mata Hari"
* "Lady Godiva Reminisces"
* "Before Her Round-the-World Flight Amelia Visits With
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“I discovered windows one afternoon and after that, nothing was ever the same.”
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