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Vellum - Poems
Chelsea Woodard
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Vellum - Poems

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Chelsea Woodard's Vellum, a finalist for the 2013 Able Muse Book Award, propels the reader along new paths of discovery in the quotidian as in the mythical. Its scope is far-ranging: a flower press received as a gift in childhood, Tarot reading with a favorite aunt, unexpected reflections at a tattoo parlor, reminiscing about an old flame, the discovery of rare volumes at ...more
Paperback, 106 pages
Published November 17th 2014 by Able Muse Press
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She knows that longing, at its root, is stiff / as December's ice-bound roses....

Poems about childhood learning, about love, about death and orphaning, about painting and the other arts. Poems painstakingly crafted, choosing to be chastely and quietly precise (a mouse-like, underside-of-a-leaf degree of quiet) instead of flashy. Poems like Amish furniture, unassuming but thick and sturdy, and almost head-spinningly deft in their facility with slant rhymes and nonce forms. Poems that strive to do
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