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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. ...more

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Lobster for Lunch

21 x 30, Acrylic



After Mexico and before she died, my mother painted

a middle-aged couple in tie dye, seated in a tropical pavilion,


confronting a lobster. The lobster spreads its crimson legs

toward three papayas and a furry coconut. A pineapple


sends up spires. It’s a mystery why she gave the lobster

such huge claws and the people no hands.


Their impassive faces ask, Who will slice the fruit?

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Gorgeous and lyrical, Station Eleven is a life-affirming story of an apocalypse. Yes! As Emily St. John Mandel describes a virus that wipes out civilization, she affirms the value of art, music, and literature, and the wonder of human connection. The ...more
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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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"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 awe," Read more of this review »
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"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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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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