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Lizzie Borden in love : poems in women's voices

Author: Julianna Baggott
Publisher: Carbondale : Crab Orchard Review : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2006.
Series: Crab Orchard award series in poetry.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of poems that offers commentary in the voices of women as varied as Mary Todd Lincoln and Monica Lewinsky. These poems often focus on a particular moment in life: Katherine  Read more...

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Baggott, Julianna.
Lizzie Borden in love.
Carbondale : Crab Orchard Review : Southern Illinois University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607549980
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julianna Baggott
ISBN: 0809327252 9780809327256
OCLC Number: 64289365
Description: xii, 71 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Lori Schappell, a conjoined twin, addresses the Kmart cashier who eyes her with too much sympathy --
The Rockwell poems. Irene, suicide, four years after divorcing Norman Rockwell and marrying Francis Hartley, Jr. ; Mary Rockwell, after the abortion ; Mary Rockwell, 1950 ; Mary Rockwell after her son is accidentally stabbed while fencing ; To Mary Rockwell, now dead --
Mary Todd on her deathbed --
Marie Laurent Pasteur addresses Louis in her mind while she scalds the sheets --
Marie Laurent Pasteur watches Louis walk to the kennels after his stroke --
Mary Cassatt, going blind, crosses her room --
Katharine Hepburn in the attic with her dead brother --
The Beuret-Claudel-Rodin poems. Rose Beuret in a cool bath while a servant reads the society pages to her ; Camille Claudel bathing in the lake near Chateau D'Islette ; Camille Claudel does not want to see the baby ; Camille Claudel in her studio in Quai Bourbon ; Camille Claudel refuses to sculpt clay given to her by Sister Saint Hildefonse at the Asylum ; After a trip to the dentist with Sister Saint Hildefonse, Camille Claudel returns to the Asylum ; Camille Claudel dies after thirty years in the Asylum --
For Sylvia : come Winter. come, Winter --
Minna Edison listens to her husband give a lecture around the time he is deciding to disown Thomas Edison, Jr., Minna's stepson --
Margaret Sanger addresses the ghost of Ida Craddock --
Monica Lewinsky thinks of Bill Clinton while standing naked in front of a hotel mirror --
Mrs. Dali --
The Borden poems. Lizzie Borden addresses her jury of men ; Lizzie Borden in love ; The night Lizzie Borden dies --
The lion tamer's wife after the lion's escape from the Motordome --
Dorothy Day's daughter, pregnant with her ninth child, begs her mother for charity : a bedtime prayer --
Marie Curie gives advice to her daughter Irene before her wedding --
The Mule-faced woman, 1926 --
Ethel Waters' mother, Louise, raped at twelve, cannot listen to her daughter sing "His eye is on the sparrow" --
Ida Saxton McKinley, the First Lady, seizes during a dinner party --
Helen Keller dying in her sleep.
Series Title: Crab Orchard award series in poetry.
Responsibility: Julianna Baggott.
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"Against a backdrop of family stories, Julianna Baggott draws themes as sharp as razors. She is an accomplished poet of the eye and ear, of the definitive feminine experience, and her poems of Read more...

 
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