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Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Drama. "Motherhood and housewyfery and other worldly concerns of the female artist-provider ride rampant here in this bustling exploding book of prose & poem meditations. One of our best writers does it again"--Anne Waldman. Prose, verse, letters, and plays, THE DESIRES OF LETTERS is a searing commentary on writing, mothering, and ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by Counterpath Press (first published 2004)
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Many of the pieces in Browne's collection are simultaneously eloquent and disjointed, encapsulating the fragmented sense of self that many of us experience as mothers. These pieces emphasize the divided nature of women's lives, drawing on the compromises that many of us make in choosing which self -- mother, wife, professional, community member -- must take priority in a given moment.

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Laynie Browne conveys the love of language--its mysteries and magic--that all good poets have as an object of their desire.
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