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Poetry. "STUMBLE, GORGEOUS offers her most powerful and accomplished writing to date: the music sings metrically and in a range of sounds and voices; the syntax unfolds pleasure and difficulty in uneven doses and often surprises in its jangling turns"--Ira Sadoff.
Paperback, 57 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by New Issues Poetry and Prose
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Patricia Jabbeh W
Jan 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Students and lovers of poetry
Recommended to Patricia by: No one. I discovered it.
Incredible book, terse and powerfully moving. Great author and person too. I heard her read at AWP, and told her how incredible she was, and said that I liked the book, and she walked off stage and handed me the copy she was reading at the end of her session, stood there and signed it. I taught she was bolder than me.I taught the book in my creative writing class the next semester, and it moved my students with its powerful images.
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I felt like some of the references where over complicated. Overall I did not understand a lot of parts and had to reread in order to get a somewhat understanding.
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Shelves: poetry
Knowing her as the author of the excellent historical fiction novel, "A Paris Wife," I didn't expect McLain's poetry to shine, but it does!

This collection carries unexpected depth and strength, and is akin to the early work of Olena Kalytiak Davis (And Her Soul Out of Nothing).
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Paula McLain is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling novels, The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun. She’s also published two collections of poetry, Less of Her and Stumble, Gorgeous, the memoir Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses, and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996, and has since receive ...more