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8th Grade Hippie Chic

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"Immaculate Disciples Press announces the publication of 8th Grade Hippie Chic by Marisa Crawford. The chapbook is a series of interrelated prose poems fueled by love/hate relationships and teen identities — filtered and constructed by music, drugs, and friendship(s), these intersect with burgeoning notions of femaleness and nascent sexuality."

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Published April 6th 2013 by Immaculate Disciples Press
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Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, chapbook
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Comprised of sixteen prose blocks, Marisa Crawford’s 8th Grade Hippie Chic captures the jumble of early-to-mid-90s, suburban adolescence––from daisy-covered dresses, to Grateful Dead tees and dreadlocks, to fuzzy chain wallets and hair dye. From first-person perspective, the speaker of the poem reflects back on this period of her life. In her speaker, Crawford masterfully portrays a sort of earnestness that seems
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May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
When you French-kissed the class president on the school trip to Boston and we wore yellow feathers in our hair, and I dropped my beaded red velour bag into the harbor, it opened up a crack of light for me."
-- from 8th Grade Hippie Chick

This chapbook of inter connected prose poems calls on the ghosts of memory and youth, unveiling the pain and joy of friendship and young love. Each poem captures a moment with more fluidity than a photograph and opens up the wounds and intimacies of friendship wi
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Marisa Crawford is a writer, poet and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House (Switchback Books, 2010) and the chapbook 8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate Disciples Press, 2013). Her writing has appeared in Fanzine, Delirious Hem, HER KIND, Action Yes, Black Clock, Columbia Poetry Review and other publications.

(Bio taken from official website.)