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Poetry. "TRUE CRIME is a fitting title for this sympathetic and sometimes harrowing family portrait of the American South: the uncle who absconded with the insurance money, the boyfriend who cares more about his muscle car than his dead girlfriend. The author and sometime subject of the poems spins from the loom of words 'not the wreck but a conjectural / reconstruction of ...more
Paperback, 74 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Talisman House, Publishers (first published 2009)
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Jenny
Feb 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: the whole english-reading world
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Incredibly good! You know your poetry is effective when the reader pops an Ativan upon finishing. This poetry is more in touch with reality than I make a practice of being... and spooky talent.
my "favorite" kept updating with each passing piece... Will have to read many, many more times
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Mar 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. Hotter than Georgia asphalt, hotter than Grandma Tutu's hot sauce, these poems move through the woods and across the tracks so many times, with compassion and surprise under every leaf. Read it, everyone! Read it, and be transformed.
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Donna de la Perrière is the author of SAINT ERASURE [finalist for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association's 2011 Book of the Year Award] (Talisman House, 2010) and TRUE CRIME (Talisman House, 2009). The recipient of a 2009 Fund for Poetry award, she teaches in the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State Universit ...more
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