PRAISE FOR CLEVER GRETEL "In Clever Gretel, Jennifer Dotson’s poems transform the straw of everyday womanhood to that which glows with the luminosity of simple truth. Utilizing a playful sense of the magically real, she sleuths for meaning-- in misplaced glasses, in the chipped veneer of Art Deco dressers, in the empty jar of celery salt, in her nightmare “plummet into space.” As a reader I peered through the window of Jennifer's words into the grace of family life and her 'fortune shone on me.'" Maureen Tolman Flannery, author of Ancestors in the Landscape "Clever Gretel explores life's loves, losses, anxieties and joys in a voice sagacious yet candid enough to discuss acne over a latte. Even Dotson's forays into the worlds of mythology and superheroes stay grounded in the contemporary problems of junk mail and low-carb diets. In one poem the speaker says of the Muse, 'I don't remember what she looks like'-- but you will certainly find her here in this refreshing debut." Tania Runyan, author of Delicious Air (Finishing Line Press). Chicago Poetry Press supports the continued production of books that are made out of paper and that are read from a page; this is why Clever Gretel is not currently available as an e-book. Chicago Poetry Press promises to publish quality poetry, beautifully published and reasonably priced.
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Jennifer Dotson received her B.A. in English Literature & Theatre Arts from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her M.F.A. in Drama from the University of Virginia. She is the founder and program coordinator for HighlandParkPoetry.org. She leads creative writing and memoir classes for the District 113 Continuing Education Program at Highland Park High School. Theater was awarded 1st place in the Free Verse category for Poets & Patrons 2009 Poetry Awards. A Sonnet for Lost Glasses earned 2nd place in the Make It Better North Shore 2010 Poetry Contest. Miracle received 2nd place in the Religious Verse category for Poets & Patrons 2008 Poetry Awards and Scentsitive or How to be a Fragrance Model was an Honorable Mention in the Free Verse category for Poets & Patrons 2012 Poetry Awards. How to Catch Sleep first appeared in CRAM 4 and Actor’s Nightmare in CRAM 6, free, limited-edition chapbooks published and distributed by ChicagoPoetry.com. Secret was first published in the Journal of Modern Poetry or J.O.M.P. 14, also by ChicagoPoetry.com. The following poems were published in East On Central, Highland Park’s Journal of Arts & Letters: Reading and Storm Is Coming (2012-2013); Theater and The Unloved Sonnet (2011-2012); Miracle and Song for Three Sisters (2010-2011); Day Job and My Nightmare Sonnet (2009-2010); Iris’ Pantoum and Driven (2008-2009); Wolf, Earth’s Song and Coyote incident (2007). Wonder Woman is in My Yoga Class first appeared in HerMark 2005, an arts and poetry calendar published by Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. Poet’s Game and Children’s Villanelle first appeared on the Muses’ Gallery of www.highlandparkpoetry.org.
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Descrizione libro Chicago Poetry Press, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 96 pages. 8.50x8.50x0.22 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0615769640
Descrizione libro Chicago Poetry Press, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 615769640