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The Continuing Adventures of Alice Spider

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Alice Spider is a spinner of words, dancing them around until some spill on to the page. She’s both your one true friend and a trollopy little tart. Alice the Webster is weaving herself a wild, wild life. This prose poem sequence includes drinking champagne in a hot air balloon, an exploration of surrealism and an unusual encounter with a burglar. Welcome to Alice’s labyri ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 7th 2013 by Anomalous Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This chapbook excerpt of a full-length manuscript is New Zealand author Janis Freegard's first US publication, and I can't wait to see more of her available to us! I love this book - Alice is bewitching, smart, angry, schizophrenic, and irredeemably charming. Mercurial and entrancing, I can't help but feeling like Alice is a little bit me, or I am a little bit Alice, and perhaps that everyone is a little bit Alice, and if not they should be because the world would be a far more interesting place ...more
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Janis Freegard is an excellent New Zealand poet who features an alter ego called Alice Spider in many of her poems. This US-published chapbook brings together a number of the Alice Spider poems: with Janis' permission, I published one as a Tuesday Poem on my blog, and it gives you a good feel for the surreal, quirky, and often funny world of Alice Spider: ...more
Sarah Kosch
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Alice Spider, the star of Janis Freegard's poetry, wears leather and lipstick, rides air balloons, and has a breakup with her other personality. She is fearless and full of doubts, a hero, and mostly just us. ...more
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am not a fan of spiders, but I'm a fan of Alice Spider. Her stories come in snippets, bedtime tales, fairy tales, with a big fat streak of gritty reality swirling thick dark fudge ripple in a pint of strawberry ice cream. ...more
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Janis Freegard was born in South Shields, England, and spent part of her childhood in South Africa and Australia before her family settled in New Zealand when she was 12.

Her most recent publication is a poetry collection 'Reading the Signs' (The Cuba Press, 2020). Her novel, 'The Year of Falling' was published by Makaro Press in 2015. Other poetry collections are 'The Glass Rooster' (Auckland Univ

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