The End of Desire by Jill Bialosky

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Jill Bialosky's first collection of poems is an exceptional one--moving, very accomplished, marked by an unflinching realism and a sharply observant eye combined with great technical skill. Childhood and adolescence shattered by a father's death and the struggles of a mother to raise her daughters are among its concerns. The poems have a dignity and magic that are quite distinctive.

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About Jill Bialosky

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Jill Bialosky received an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the author of two books of poetry, and her poems and essays appear regularly in the Paris Review, the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Nation, and Redbook, among others. An editor at W. W. Norton, she lives in New York with her husband and son.
Published February 4, 2009 by Knopf. 88 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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stars that are like ""burning hearts,"" ""light like a bleeding heart,"" a heart as wild as ""horse hooves,"" a face that is the ""halves of a heart,"" a doll missing her heart and a ""heart of patience."" While Bialosky demonstrates a clear and discerning eye, establishes fine rhythms and fashio...

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