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Trouble and Honey

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Poetry
paper, 63 pages
Published 2008 (first published May 27th 2007)
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Jessica
Jun 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Jilly Dybka's poetry is like a cinematic rack-focus on the world we live in; a startlingly precise and carefully made look at war's effect on family, on the glory of people who choose their own paths (the great Omi, for one) and who that woman really is, over there across the aisle on the city bus. And there's baseball and other mind-altering substances, too.

Language gets more life under Dybka's care.
Valerie
Jan 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: female-writer, poetry
I liked the Trouble section of this book more than the Honey section. The Honey section was lighter, and had more rhyming. I enjoyed Trouble because the poems were more twisted, more dark. The line breaks were more creative, and non-trational. There were spaces in the middle of some of the lines (see the link for Prison Dentist).

I like the subject matter, sideshow workers, men with hooks. I even liked her poems about gambling, and I am not into gambling at all.

Some of my favorites in the book:

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Emily
May 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like carnies, Nashville, a good laugh, war commentary, poetry that makes you think
Shelves: poetry
Jilly Dybka has a gift: she can write some bad ass sonnets.
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Mar 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
see my review in the spring 2009 issue of Main Street Rag
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Jilly Dybka's poetry has been widely published in lit mags, both online and print.

Disabled due to 2 rare diseases, Ehlers Danlos syndrome and postural tachycardia syndrome/dysautonomia, she lives in rural Tennessee with her husband (jazz musician Darryl Dybka) and their dogs, cats, and poultry.

She has an M.S. in Information Sciences and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.
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