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Ebook The Fever Almanac: Poems by Kristy Bowen read! Book Title: The Fever Almanac: Poems
Date of issue: November 1st 2006
ISBN: 097780349X
ISBN 13: 9780977803491
The author of the book: Kristy Bowen
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 15.35 MB
Edition: Ghost Road Press

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It is possible for words to break your heart. These poems did their work and then stuck in the cracks, haunting in the middle of the night until I woke up and read more, now, again.

I picked up The Fever Almanac several months ago, with an armful of other poetry. Somehow I let it languish on a shelf for too long, and only recently re-discovered it and realized I hadn't yet read it.

I knew nothing about Kristy Bowen when I opened to the first poem, but I was entranced before I was even halfway through and since then I've just wanted more, more, more.

These poems are lush landscapes from a dark underwater world, peopled by lost girls with delicate wrists, floating in blue dresses with whisps of stormclouds caught in their hair. Beautiful, beautiful.

Part of the magic of Bowen's craft is that you don't fully understand what's going on half the time, but you don't care. You want to remain underwater with her, exploring blue bottles and hunting below the sink for mouse skeletons.

I have let the reading of this book drag on and on so as to prolong it, but I'm done now, and am left feeling wistful and melancholy but oh, so satisfied.

Definitely a Bowen convert from this day forward...


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Ebook The Fever Almanac: Poems read Online! A writer and visual artist, Kristy Bowen is the author of several book, chapbook and zine projects, including major characters in minor films (Sundress, 2015), the shared properties of water and stars (Noctuary Press), and girl show (Black Lawrence Press, 2014).

Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Stolen Island, Yew Journal, Projectile, Requited, Diagram and Delirious Hem. She holds graduate degrees in writing and literature from DePaul University and Columbia College.

Bowen lives in Chicago, where she runs dancing girl press & studio, which creates a variety of open and limited edition books, art, and paper goods.


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