Young Tambling by Kate Greenstreet
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Poetry. Art. Experimental Memoir. YOUNG TAMBLING resonates with Greenstreet's relentless exploration of what it means to be human, to need to feel, to make art. Memory, in this book of "experimental memoir," works something like the narrative tactics of a traditional ballad—"alternate leaping and lingering," in one formulation. Greenstreet does not dabble in teleological platitudes: the lives crosscutting these poems are not singular but plural and sublime, full of sacrifice and empathy for the lost. In YOUNG TAMBLING, a life's meaning is born of its poet's song, and a memory cannot reveal its truth until it finds its ballad.

"For her fine, homemade metaphysics, smartly deadpan cosmology, and redemptive, lyrical humanity, Greenstreet is strictly essential reading." —Scott Wilkerson

About Kate Greenstreet

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Kate Greenstreet is a writer and visual artist currently living in Ireland. Her first three books, YOUNG TAMBLING (2013), THE LAST 4 THINGS (2009), and CASE SENSITIVE (2006), were also published by Ahsahta Press. Theodore Zachary Cotler is also the author of House with a Dark Sky Roof (Salt Publishing, 2011). His awards include the Amy Clampitt Fellowship from the Clampitt estate and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He's a founding editor of The Winter Anthology.
Published January 15, 2013 by Ahsahta Press. 72 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Provocative and unsettling in its variety, this third collection from Greenstreet (case sensitive) nonetheless insists on the bare facts of sex and death, friendship and family, children’s wishes and

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