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The boys I borrow

Author: Heather Sellers; Western Michigan University. College of Arts and Sciences.
Publisher: Kalamazoo, Mich. : New Issues/Western Michigan University, 2007.
Series: New Issues poetry & prose.; Inland Sea poetry book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Originally, I titled it Nintendo Wedding but the publisher didn't think that was legal. I still think of the book as Nintendo Wedding. I love poems that are clear, direct, generous, and personal. I like to feel like I'm in someone's house, poking around unsupervised. My influences or inspirations for writing came from Sharon Olds, Naomi Nye, Marie Howe, Beth Bachmann, photographer Sally Mann, memoirist and musician  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Sellers; Western Michigan University. College of Arts and Sciences.
ISBN: 9781930974715 193097471X
OCLC Number: 156830706
Notes: "An Island Seas poetry book"--Title page verso.
Description: 55 pages : portrait ; 25 cm.
Contents: SAT Words With David Jr. In His Father's Bed --
The Language of the Couple --
Play House --
After Meeting Your Mother --
His Boys in My House --
Ontology of Nintendo --
Dating Men With Children --
Step Sons --
I Get My Sons --
You Suck --
Found Poem: Jacob's Homework Handout: "Your Teen Pregnancy Statistics" --
When Does Life Begin? --
Grocery Store Parking Lot, Winter in Michigan, No Children --
Grand Rapids Fertility Doctor's Office --
Hard Tail --
Anniversary --
Hurricane --
I Don't Remember Telling the Stepsons --
When We Were Pinwheels, When We Were Daughters --
The Construction --
The Baby Dream Dreamed in Florida --
Global Positioning --
Lines from Manuals for Marriage --
Before Children.
Series Title: New Issues poetry & prose.; Inland Sea poetry book.
Responsibility: Heather Sellers.

Abstract:

Originally, I titled it Nintendo Wedding but the publisher didn't think that was legal. I still think of the book as Nintendo Wedding. I love poems that are clear, direct, generous, and personal. I like to feel like I'm in someone's house, poking around unsupervised. My influences or inspirations for writing came from Sharon Olds, Naomi Nye, Marie Howe, Beth Bachmann, photographer Sally Mann, memoirist and musician Amy Fusselman, Abigail Thomas, the state of Florida, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing. The narrative poems in this book are strung together to make a kind of very slender novel, the story of a marriage with step-kids, and in the background, people try to cook dinner and beat Zelda. There are a few flashbacks, just like in a novel, to 1970s central Florida, a provocative landscape with levels of its own. - Author's website.

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