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Marvelous things overheard

Author: Ange Mlinko
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Marvelous Things Overheard takes its title from a collection of ancient rumors about the lands of the Mediterranean. Mlinko, who lived at the American University of Beirut and traveled to Greece and Cyprus, has penned poems that seesaw between the life lived in those ancient and strife-torn places, and the life imagined through its literature: from The Greek Anthology to the Mu'allaqat. Throughout, Mlinko grapples  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ange Mlinko
ISBN: 9780374203146 0374203148
OCLC Number: 827256982
Description: 91 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Ange Mlinko.

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Marvelous Things Overheard takes its title from a collection of ancient rumors about the lands of the Mediterranean. Mlinko, who lived at the American University of Beirut and traveled to Greece and Cyprus, has penned poems that seesaw between the life lived in those ancient and strife-torn places, and the life imagined through its literature: from The Greek Anthology to the Mu'allaqat. Throughout, Mlinko grapples with the passage of time on two levels: her own aging (alongside the growing up of her children) and the incontrovertible evidence of millennia of human habitation.

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