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“Helen Marshall’s sinister and elegant vision permeates this beautiful book, leaving the reader feeling like they have somehow been transported to Neverland and back, bringing with them the shades of lost boys and their spectral mothers, trailing words flying from between dark stars. Gorgeous and heartbreaking.”
—Sandra Kasturi, author of The Animal Bridegroom (Tightrope Bo
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Paperback, First, 32 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by Kelp Queen Press
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William Freedman
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Whenever one of my genre magazines arrives in the mail, I tend to skip past the poems.* I just never thought of myself as a verse-y kind of guy. But when I'm presented with poetry in such an unavoidable form as a reading (where I discovered an innate appreciation for all things Amal el-Mohtar) or a short collection, I'm enthralled.

Helen Marshall's Skeleton Leaves is the kind of work that makes new poetry fans. With less than 40 pages of text -- and those pages having poetry's requisite wide marg
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Joseph D'Lacey
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely fortunate to receive a copy of this – one of only 150 printed – from Chris Roberts, the talented artist who illustrated it. It was signed both by him and the author, and that on its own makes it a unique and special book.

Marshall has an exquisite instinct for communicating imagery and uses it to convey one lingering impression after another. This is a very readable and affecting collection - and it stays with you, the surest sign of fine work.

The only shame is that I haven’t read
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Simon McNeil
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An excellent poetry collection by up and coming Toronto poet, Helen Marshall. Buy it.
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Occasionally eerie; effortlessly engaging.
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Amazing book by an amazing author :)
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Helen Marshall (manuscriptgal.com) is an award-winning author, editor, and bibliophile.

Her poetry and short fiction have been published in The Chiaroscuro, Paper Crow, Abyss & Apex, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet and Tor.com. In 2011, she released a collection of poems entitled Skeleton Leaves from Kelp Queen Press and her collection of short stories Hair Side, Flesh Side was released from
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