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In her third full-length collection, A Sunny Place with Adequate Water, Mary Biddinger untangles past from present, through poems preoccupied with gentrification, imaginary coin-operated machinery, and an uncanny doubling of good and wicked selves. As “Some Dead Magic” testifies, “Even streetlamps couldn’t help themselves. // Where could they possibly lead us? There wasn’t ...more
Paperback, 70 pages
Published June 6th 2014 by Black Lawrence Press (first published May 13th 2014)

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Michael
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing

In this latest collection of poetry, Mary Biddinger longingly delves on that shrinking view through the rear view mirror. A Sunny Place with Adequate Water is a land we come to inhabit within the pages of this book, and while there, Biddinger successfully shares a unique vision that while surreal, seems vaguely familiar as if we’ve experienced some of these things and as for the others, we only wish we had.

The nostalgia of small town America is all here. We see an old order, but an often reinven
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Brandon Amico
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Vivid, pointed, and full of wit and energy. Sparkling is a word I would use here, and I've never used it in a review before but it feels right.
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Mary Biddinger, A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2014)

I'm not entirely sure what more I can say about Mary Biddinger that I haven't said in my reviews of her previous two full-length books, Prairie Fever and O Holy Insurgency, and her chapbook Saint Monica. This is a good thing, in part, because it should telegraph to you as clearly (and with much less verbiage) that her new book, A Sunny Place with Adequate Water, lives up to the nearly impossible standard she set for he
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Anne Marie
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!!! What this poet can do with words!
Amazing!
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Mary Biddinger is the author of six full-length poetry collections, including Small Enterprise, The Czar, and Partial Genius, her first book of prose poems (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming August 2019). She teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Akron and NEOMFA program, and edits the Akron Series in Poetry for The University of Akron Press. Poems have recently appeared or ...more