Musca Domestica by Christine Hume
(Barnard New Women Poets Series)

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Winner of the 1999 Barnard New Women Poets Prize

About Christine Hume

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Christine Hume's poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry 1997, The New Republic, Volt, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Boulevard, Colorado Review, and many other journals. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Published April 21, 2000 by Beacon Press. 76 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Adopting the famously house-dwelling Dickinson's habit of including alternate phrases at the bottom of the page, a section of six poems at the book's center are paradoxically the most forceful in their diffusions: ""Revolving as if the key/ to propulsion were a belief/ in vanishing helixed to the...

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While Rumsey embraces machine-like nonce forms, repeating and varying nouns, phrases, and sentences within poems and from poem to poem (for instance, a sunflower is a satellite dish, then the "eye" of a gun), Hume tightly links her poems so that they ec...

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