The Commandrine and Other Poems by Joyelle McSweeney

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The brilliance of Joyelle McSweeney's poems is a given; what remains delightfully open to negotiation are its methodologies and its mien. In her second book McSweeney finds her subjects in the long form; The Commandrine is a verse-play that in nine scenes tells the story of sailors Zest, Coast, Ivory, and Irish, and their run-in with the Devil.

About Joyelle McSweeney

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Joyelle McSweeney earned her BA from Harvard and holds an MPhil in English Studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Brief reviews of hers have appeared in The Boston Review and she is now a staff critic for The Constant Critic. She is a Professor in the Creative Writing Department at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Published November 1, 2004 by Fence Books. 61 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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