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Girl-king

(2015)
A collection of poems by

 
 
The poems in Brittany Cavallaro's Girl-King are whispered from behind a series of masks, those of victim and aggressor, nineteenth-century madame and reluctant magician's girl, of truck-stop Persephone and frustrated Tudor scholar. This "expanse of girls, expanding still" chase each other through history, disappearing in an Illinois cornfield only to re-emerge on the dissection table of a Scottish artist-anatomist. But these poems are not just interested in historical narrative: they peer, too, at the past's marginalia, at its "blank pages" as well as its "scrawls and dashes." Always, they return to "the dark, indelicate question" of power and sexuality, of who can rule the "city where no one is from." These girls search for the connection between "alive and will stay that way," between each dying star and the emptiness that can collapse everything.

    

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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Girl-King (Akron Series in Poetry)
Author(s): Brittany Cavallaro
ISBN: 1-937378-97-7 / 978-1-937378-97-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Akron Press
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Girl-King (Akron Series in Poetry)
Author(s): Brittany Cavallaro
ISBN: 1-937378-98-5 / 978-1-937378-98-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Akron Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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March 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Girl-King (Akron series in poetry)
Author(s): Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: University of Akron Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA