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Mad River

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  59 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 4th 1996 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published November 1st 1995)
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Nina
May 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jan Beatty is a narrative poet of ordinary, working class people, a witness to the joys and sorrows of everyday life. Her writing is full of sass, insight, and truth. She speaks the truth of many women who came of age in the 60s, that time in-between being an obedient, “good” girl, and wanting more, wanting to be wild, to take chances, to risk everything.
Riding down Highway 99 on the back
of a cobalt blue Harley, no helmet,
with some guy named Wild Bill, my red
bandanna snapping in the hot nigh
...more
Brad
Sep 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone open to poetry
Jan Beatty kicks ass. Her poetry kicks ass. That may not be a very intellectual review, but it's accurate. People from Pittsburgh and those not should love this book.
Julene
Jul 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I love this book and Jan Beatty's writing! Winner of the 1994 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize selected by Dorianne Laux. This book is full of gut-stirring, emotionally potent poems.
Amy Kitchell-Leighty
Oct 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Another poet whose book could be read by non-poetry people :) and not only understood but thoroughly enjoyed!
Ilene
Sep 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First taste of Beatty's poetry, and haven't been able to stop since.
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