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I Was the Jukeboxby Sandra Beasley
Synopses & Reviews
The winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize--"These poems are fresh, crisp, and muscular. They are decisive and fearless. Every object, icon, or historical moment has a soul with a voice. In these poems these soulful ones elbow their way to the surface of the page, smartly into the contemporary now."--Joy Harjo, prize citation
from "The Piano Speaks"
For an hour I forgot my fat self,
my neurotic innards, my addiction to alignment.
For an hour I forgot my fear of rain.
For an hour I was a salamander
shimmying through the kelp in search of shore,
and under his fingers the notes slid loose
from my belly in a long jellyrope of eggs
that took root in the mud.
"[Beasley's] lightness works best when it dapples her darkness--and when her darkness, as it often does, feels truly deep."--Abigail Deutsch, Poetry
About the Author
Sandra Beasley's first poetry collection, Theories of Falling, won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. Beasley lives in Washington, DC.
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