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The Beautiful: Collected Poems
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“Tea writes with a raw-hearted, wry but wide-eyed ebullience, rendering dyke bohemia with intense, gritty, glittering romanticism.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian
Before penning her contemporary classic Valencia, Tea wrote wonderfully honest narrative poems, which she self-published in small editions, now collected here for the first time. A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2004 and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.
Collected poems of Michelle Tea.
Michelle Tea ran away to San Francisco in the early '90s. There she found a home in open mic venues, and self-published a steady stream of very limited edition photocopied poetry chapbooks, which are available in a single volume for the first time in "The Beautiful Reflective themes of unrequired love and languor, hopes and heartbreak, prostitution and destitution fill every page with immediately accessible narrative lines.
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