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Bloomsberries and Other Curiosities
With The Bloomsberries and Other Curiosities Laurie Byro combines intellectual firepower, wit, and mischievous wisdom to earn her place in poetry’s memory. Here, a new calculus for the Bloomsbury set is refreshed by energy, imagination, along with natural strengths of craft and metrics. I love these characters recreated; I love reading their stories as they chase each line ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published February 16th 2017 by Kelsay Books
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With literary insouciance and metrical verve, Laurie Byro makes her debut with The Bloomsberries and Other Curiosities. Arranged like a diptych, the first half of the book opens with the Bloomsbury cast. Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Dora Carrington, plus D.H. Lawrence and T.S. Eliot, make guest appearances in Byro’s witty, sensuous, thoughtful, flippant, but dead serious poems. In the “other curiosities” half of her lyrical, piquant book, Byro explores art and artists ...more