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I Should Have Given Them Water

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I Should Have Given Them Water is a sensual and heartbreaking new collection of poetry by San Francisco-based poet Eileen Malone. With a maximalist style, Malone s hard-edged poems make the most of grammatical ambiguities and compel the reader to fully engage with her unique sense of the incongruous. Offering feminine as well as feminist testimony to the experience of bein ...more
Paperback, 84 pages
Published June 12th 2010 by Ragged Sky Press
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Skylar Burris
Oct 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I am not a fan of the use of the lower case i for the personal pronoun, which has become increasingly popular in poetry. In fact, I even note my dislike for the use of the lowercase I in my submission guidelines for Ancient Paths, the literary magazine I edit and publish. In my experience, the lower case “i” in poetry is very often accompanied by either excess pretension or impenetrability. Therefore, I was expecting to find much of the poetry in “i should have given them water” not to my liking ...more
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