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A wise and rakish debut collection filled with landscapes of breakage but also rich seedbeds of redemption. Pam Calabrese MacLean's signature image is perhapsthe glass horse that, all its legs broken, "grew wings." MacLean's voice has enormous emotional range; it flies, and packs a wicked punch mid-air, cutting through the posturing and pretension so frequent in today's poetry. I know of no other poet who can defrost her fridge so poetically, dream of 'doing' the Marlborough Man so sexily, or demythologize crème brulee so definitively. The voices in these poems are feisty, powerful, and unforgettable. Fasten your seatbelt; read this...
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Delightfully funny, sometimes sinful, occasionally mournful--this collection of flash fiction stories tells the stories of folks at various crossroads whose lives intermingle in brief, transitory moments intersecting at times--and on that rare occasion add up to something momentous. Over the last ten years many non-fiction how-to books have gotten shorter and more concise. "Blink: Flash Fiction Before You Can Bat an Eye" shows how this trend is affecting fiction. "Blink" is an excellent book for a busy housewife (or househusband) who doesn't have time for a long read, a business professional who wants a short read on the commuter train, or...