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One Last Cigarette

4.91  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Take that whiskey bottle off the floor and stub out that cigarette on your arm - welcome to the love poetry of Mary Stone Dockery, winner of the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award in Poetry. One Last Cigarette, Dockery's second collection, is a bruising encounter with husbands, lovers and family, bodies and permanence. This is poetry with an edge; tender, harsh and bon ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Honest Publishing (first published October 14th 2013)
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Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love this poet and her poetry is amazing.

- Dockery's writing is amazing. She uses beautiful images, coins stunning phrases and she knows how to use her words to draw you into the poems.
- Sometimes the messages and themes behind the poems run so deep. When aligned with her amazing writing, it strikes you deep to the core.
- These poems are themed and ordered so well. I really liked it!

- In the beginning I felt like some poems were so caught up in images and words t
Matthew Porubsky
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If contemporary poetry is a giant bolder, Mary Stone-Dockery’s works is the slim, consistent stream of water that causes it to split. Through her combination of traditional narrative and the modern theory of juxtaposition of images, she concocts poems that flow into one another, stand strong in their own prowess and take the reader to places of love in all aspects; addiction, guilt, passion and degrees of satisfaction and disappointment. ‘Honesty,’ is not even the word to describe the poetry in ...more
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This girl has the keenest eye for details that are woven into her poems like a delicate lacework design: intricate and fragile, beautiful and easily torn. I relished every poem. Sensual, surreal, relatable, speaking deeply to the experience of what it is to be a woman, what it is to be a flawed human, riddled by addictions, griefs, boredom, fantasies, etc. Read this!
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Mary Stone Dockery is from St. Joseph, MO, where she received her BA in English Literature from Missouri Western State University. She will graduate with her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas in 2012. Her first poetry collection, Mythology of Touch, was released in 2012 by Woodley Press. She is the author of two chapbooks, Aching Buttons (Dancing Girl Press) and Blink Finch (Ka ...more

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