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The Hell with Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart

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Passionate, edgy, funny, and profound, The Hell With Love is for anyone who has ever suffered the pain of breaking up — and everyone who believes in the unique power of poetry to console and transform.

We've all been there...probably more often than we'd care to admit. Interpreted by a pair of wise and witty editors, these poems make up a one-of-a-kind collection that helps you through the classic stages of heartbreak. From John Donne to Margaret Atwood, from Pablo Neruda to Gwendolyn Brooks, here are poems that dig into the hurt and anger, poems that bring comfort and perspective, and poems that encourage you to get over your ex and move on.

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"Those looking to poetry to ease a recent breakup won't have to thumb through painfully irrelevant odes to joy any longer....Predictable selections are balanced out by a few eccentric, perhaps witty curatorial decisions..." Publishers Weekly

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"The greatest anthology of poetry I have ever read...it reminds me why I fell in love with poetry in the first place." Andrew Carroll, Director of the American Poetry and Literacy Project

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"If there was ever any doubt that love stinks, this expertly-selected trousseau of dirty laundry and broken trust...makes a strong case in the affirmative." Lucinda Rosenfeld

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"Whether you're miserable or not, The Hell with Love doesn't just fix your misery....From the first page you feel love again, just not the kind that kills you." Matt Klam

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Poems on such themes as self-hatred, real hope, sadness, and moving on, written by Margaret Atwood, Louise Gluck, John Donne, Gwendolyn Brooks, Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Jane Kenyon, Galway Kinnell, Robert Frost, and others, are featured in this sassy and heart-wrenching collection.

About the Author

Mary D. Esselman grew up in Louisville, KY, the fourth of seven children (and the first of two girls). She earned her bachelor's degree in English at Georgetown in 1984, and her master's degree in English there in 1987, after she spent a year teaching English in Belize. She has taught English at The American University, Marymount University, the United States Senate Page School, and Georgetown University. She currently works as a teacher and writer in Washington, D.C., where she lives with her husband, Greg.

Elizabeth Ash Velez is a writer, poet, teacher, and mom who lives and works in Washington, DC. She teaches English and Women's Studies at Georgetown University and is the academic coordinator of the Community Scholars Program there. Velez also writes regularly for People magazine. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi. She has a BA in philosophy from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, an MA in Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MA in English from Georgetown University. Velez is the mother of two sons, Stephen (31) and Nicholas (19). Stephen teaches third grade in the DC public schools, and Nicholas is a first-year student at the University of Chicago. Velez and her husband, Larry, poet and speechwriter, have been married for 32 years.

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srobare, September 5, 2007 (view all comments by srobare)
Fearful that I was going to read an iambic version of Chicken Soup for a Shite-Filled Soul, I was not too chuffed about reading more poetry. But it was a heck of a gift: Lucille Clifton and Michael Fried had me laughing for the first time in months. Whether you are suffering the pains of a freshly broken heart, or are merely probing the Scotch tape and band-aids holding yours together, these poems reminds you to breathe and laugh and breathe again. Read it! Mandatory gift for teenage girls (even if they initially hate you for it.)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446678544
Subtitle:
Poems to Mend a Broken Heart
Editor:
Esselman, Mary D.
Editor:
Esselman, Mary D.
Editor:
Velez, Elizabeth Ash
Editor:
Velez, Elizabeth Ash
Publisher:
Warner Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Love poetry
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Separation
Subject:
Loss
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. WQ-95-74.
Publication Date:
January 1, 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.86x4.52x.84 in. .62 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Those looking to poetry to ease a recent breakup won't have to thumb through painfully irrelevant odes to joy any longer....Predictable selections are balanced out by a few eccentric, perhaps witty curatorial decisions..."
"Review" by , "The greatest anthology of poetry I have ever read...it reminds me why I fell in love with poetry in the first place." Andrew Carroll, Director of the American Poetry and Literacy Project
"Review" by , "If there was ever any doubt that love stinks, this expertly-selected trousseau of dirty laundry and broken trust...makes a strong case in the affirmative."
"Review" by , "Whether you're miserable or not, The Hell with Love doesn't just fix your misery....From the first page you feel love again, just not the kind that kills you."
"Synopsis" by , Poems on such themes as self-hatred, real hope, sadness, and moving on, written by Margaret Atwood, Louise Gluck, John Donne, Gwendolyn Brooks, Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Jane Kenyon, Galway Kinnell, Robert Frost, and others, are featured in this sassy and heart-wrenching collection.
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