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The poems in Fabulous Beast explore what it means to be a woman divided between biology, ambition, and desire. By reimagining the traditional forms of fable, fairy tale, and myth, and borrowing a bit from magical realism, Fabulous Beast contends with decisions faced by women who no longer fit neatly in traditional roles and so must construct new ones.

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Paperback, 110 pages
Published August 14th 2019 by Texas Review Press
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Sarah
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Disclaimer: I know and adore Sarah Kain Gutowski. I reviewed "Fabulous Beast," the chapbook that forms the first section of this book, a few years ago. I reread all of those poems yet again in this book, and yet again I was blown away. Monstrous women and monstrous mothers are pretty much my jam, and this book did not disappoint.
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Wow. Fabulous Beast is a fabulous collection of lyrically beautiful poetry. Each of the three sections of the collection, The Sow, the Woman With the Frog Tongue, and Minor Gods, are focused and sharp, yet each section has a different voice. Having previously read the poet's prior chapbook, 'Fabulous Beast: the Sow' (2013, Hyacinth Girl Press), I was already familiar with the poems in the first section (the Sow), but rereading the poems as I did in connection with the other portions of this ...more
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SARAH KAIN GUTOWSKI is the author of Fabulous Beast (Texas Review Press), runner-up for the 2018 X.J. Kennedy Prize, and Fabulous Beast: The Sow, a chapbook (Hyacinth Girl Press). Her poems have appeared in various print and online journals, including The Threepenny Review, So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, and The Southern Review.
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