The Desires of Letters

The Desires of Letters

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Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Drama. qMotherhood and housewyfery and other worldly concerns of the female artist-provider ride rampant here in this bustling exploding book of prose a poem meditations. One of our best writers does it againq--Anne Waldman. Prose, verse, letters, and plays, THE DESIRES OF LETTERS is a searing commentary on writing, mothering, and the navigation of politics, community, and imagination. An homage to Bernadette Mayer's The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters, the book begins at the onset of the 2003 Iraq war and becomes qtransformative...[in] its negotiation of the global and the domestic, beauty made bittersweet with annoyance and exhaustion, all that advice about how to raise a child and write at the same timeq--Juliana Spahr.... Solitary Apparition, the Letter Without Qualities, Letters: a Epic, the Garden of Letters, Letter Found on the Rings of Saturn, the Hour of the ... began the service, and then she took all of those misgivings, including the markings on the bombs being dropped at that moment, ... of quiet, to think onea#39;s thoughts not against a backdrop of clawing or gunfights, or their plans to construct a Mediterranean garden.

Title:The Desires of Letters
Author:Laynie Browne
Publisher:Counterpath Press - 2010


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