She Returns to the Floating World: (Second Edition) (Paperback)

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She Returns to the Floating World: (Second Edition) (Paperback)

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SHE RETURNS TO THE FLOATING WORLD (Second Edition) is a book about transformation that examines two recurring motifs in Japanese folk tales and popular culture: "the woman who disappears" and the "older sister/savior." Many of the poems are persona poems spoken by characters from anim and manga, mythology, and fairy tales, like the story of the kitsune, or fox-woman, whose relationships are followed throughout the book. Gailey's abiding interest in female heroes and tales of transformation, love, and loss bristles to life with a cast of characters including wives who become foxes, sisters who become birds, and robots with souls. "I deeply admire the skill with which Jeannine Hall Gailey weaves myth and folklore into poems illuminating the realities of modern life. Gailey is, quite simply, one of my favorite American poets; and She Returns to the Floating World is her best collection yet." --Terri Windling, writer, editor, and artist ("The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" series, "The Armless Maiden," "The Endicott Studio")
Jeannine Hall Gailey is the Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington and the author of three books of poetry, She Returns to the Floating World, a finalist for the 2012 Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal and a winner of a Florida Publishers Association Presidential Award for Poetry, and Becoming the Villainess, which was published by Steel Toe Books in 2006. Her third book, Unexplained Fevers, was published by New Binary Press in 2013. She has a B.S. in Biology and an M.A. in English from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pacific University. Her poems have been featured on NPR's The Writer's Almanac and on Verse Daily; two were included inThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. In 2007 she received a Washington State Artist Trust GAP Grant and in 2007 and 2011 a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review, writes book reviews, and teaches at National University's MFA Program.
Product Details ISBN: 9780615956800
ISBN-10: 0615956807
Publisher: Two Sylvias Press
Publication Date: December 9th, 2013
Pages: 120
Language: English