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The literary tradition of persona, of writing poems in voices or from perspectives other than the poet's own, is ancient in origin and contemporary in practice. The embodiment of different voices is a moment of true empathy, as the author moves beyond his or her own margins to fully inhabit the character, personality, and mindset of another human being. While there are a great number of poems written in persona, there are no current anthologies that collect and celebrate the diverse writers who work in this mode today. Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz have selected a superb collection of approximately two hundred persona poems. These poems embody characters from popular culture, history, the Bible, literature, mythology, and their diversity is reflective of the wide range of authors working in this genre. The anthology also contains brief explanatory notes written by the poets to help historicize and contextualize their characters and personae.

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Stacey Lynn Brown received her MFA in poetry from The University of Oregon. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Crab Orchard Review, Poetry Daily, Barn Owl Review, The Rumpus, Waccamaw, Poetry Quarterly, Natural Bridge, and The Southern Quarterly. Her first collection, Cradle Song, was published by C&R Press in 2009. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Oliver de la Paz is the author of his previous collections of poetry: Names Above Houses and Furious Lullaby, published by Southern Illinois University Press and Requiem for the Orchard, published by The University of Akron Press. A recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the  Arts and the Artist Trust, he is the co-chair of the advisory board for Kundiman.org. He teaches English at Western Washington University.

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ivy1969, March 31, 2012 (view all comments by ivy1969)
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An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry

Persona poetry ��" writing in voices other than the poet's own ��" is ancient in origin and contemporary in practice. A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (Univ. of Akron Press) edited by Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz contains approximately 200 poems that embody characters from history, literature, mythology, and popular culture. Shaindel Beers, Carol Guess, Lois Holub, Donna Prinzmetal, Peter Ludwin, and Don Colburn, all contributors to the anthology, will join Brown and de la Paz.

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Shaindel Beers really rocks.
An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry

Persona poetry ��" writing in voices other than the poet's own ��" is ancient in origin and contemporary in practice. A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (Univ. of Akron Press) edited by Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz contains approximately 200 poems that embody characters from history, literature, mythology, and popular culture. Shaindel Beers, Carol Guess, Lois Holub, Donna Prinzmetal, Peter Ludwin, and Don Colburn, all contributors to the anthology, will join Brown and de la Paz.

Preorder a signed edition of A Face to Meet the Faces .

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781937378127
Author:
Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz
Publisher:
University of Akron Press
Author:
Oliver de la Paz
Author:
de La Paz, Oliver
Author:
Oliver De la Paz
Author:
Brown, Stacey Lynn
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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