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Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees

ISBN-10: 080713256X

ISBN-13: 9780807132562

Edition: N/A

Authors: Julianna Baggott

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List price: $17.95
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Julianna Baggott received her M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994, where she held a Greensboro Scholar Fellowship. In 1998 and 1999, she placed nearly forty poems and short stories in such magazines as Poetry, The Southern Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Indiana Review. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Delaware Division of Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ragdale Foundation. Winner of the Eyster Prize for Fiction in 1998, her manuscript of poems was a 1999 finalist in Breadloaf's first-book prize. She lives in Newark, Delaware with her husband, poet David G. W. Scott, and their three children. Girl Talk is her first novel.

Direct address : dear reader
Dear critic
1. Poetry addresses her sister, the novel
2. The novel responds to her sister, poetry
Poetry despises your attempts at domesticity
Q and A : how is that some poems just fail? : (the abridged version)
Q and A : do you write about real stuff or do you make it all up?
The orphan poem
For Theodore Roethke
Q and A : where do you get your ideas? : answer #1
Q and A : where do you get your ideas? : answer #2
The current events poem : the Hindenburg and twin towers
Q and A : do you have any tips? : answer #1
Q and A : do you simultaneously submit?
Poetry as the nurse you've come to rely on
Q and A : why don't you write formal poetry?
Q and A : how do your children affect your work?
An ars poetica about ars poetica
For Charles Simic
Q and A : don't poets just write the same poem over and over?
Q and A : why do you write? : answer #1
The workshop poem
The stolen poem : my brother poem after Levine's 'what work is'
Q and A : do you think it helps to have had a lot of experiences and to have seen the world?
The exercise-born poem, a test-tube baby
Eve recalls birthing and her discovery of metaphor
Q and A : why do you write? : answer #2
On the personal poem : in defense of rotting
Poem for dean young
The poem that wants to be written
Concerning Mr. Frank O'Hara and his critics, the assassins in his orchards
Prose poem : I send poetry a post card
Poetry punishes you for your absence
A poem of thanksgiving : I'm writing again
Poem that surfaces on a bad day among giants
A caution against historical poetry in the voice of Lazarus
Termites : a caution on love poetry
Marriage as a creative process, a love poem
Poetry as a lover
Poetry as a mother who chooses between us
In response to poetry is a house with many rooms
Apologia for my obsessions
An apologia for using words in poetry
Talking dirty : the marketing of poetry
Argument with Louis Simpson
Poetry in the suburbs
Q and A : do you have any tips? : answer #2
The place poem : sparrows point
Q and A : when do you know a poem is done?