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Harlot by Jill Alexander Essbaum
  

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Harlot by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Few poets' roots go deeper than the Romantics; Jill Alexander Essbaum's reach all the way to the Elizabethans. In her Harlot one hears Herbert and Wyatt and Donne, their parallax view of religion as sex and sex as religion, their delight in sin, their smirking penitence, their penchant for the conceit, their riddles and fables, their fondling and squeezing of language. But this postulant in the Church of the Kiss is a twenty-first century woman, a strange woman less bowed to confession than hell-bent on fairly bragging of threesomes and more complications than were wet-dreamt of in Mr. W. H.'s philosophy. - H. L. Hix

About the Author

Jill Alexander Essbaum

Jill Alexander Essbaum is the author of several collections of poetry. Her work has twice appeared in The Best American Poetry, as well as its sister anthology, The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present. A winner of the Bakeless Poetry Prize and recipient of two NEA literature fellowships, Essbaum is a member of the core faculty of the Low Residency MFA at the University of California, Riverside, where she teaches poetry. She lives and writes in Austin, Texas. Hausfrau is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th October 2007

Author

Jill Alexander Essbaum

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Publisher

No Tell Books

Format

Paperback
88 pages

Categories

Poetry

ISBN

9780615161310

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