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The Woman with a Cubed Head
Julie Moulds



Inland Seas

New Issues Poetry & Prose
1998 • 73 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$12.00 Paperback, 978-0-932826-66-4



“Moulds crafts a universe from legends, myths, and fairy tales—Vikings and Valhalla, the Blessed Virgin, Renoir’s women, Chagall’s milk cow, Bugs Bunny, and Star... [continued in Reviews below]”—Vince Gotera, North American Review

Poet Julie Moulds has battled non-Hodgkins lymphoma for years, through remissions, recurrences, and a bone marrow transplant. In The Woman with a Cubed Head, Moulds summons up an exotic band of kindred spirits to accompany her as she engages the forces of darkness. Here are the loves of her life, from Mary, Mother of God, to Baba Yaga, the evil Russian witch. More like the Monty Python Flying Circus than the Knights of the Round Table, assembled here are characters from folk tales, myth, Moulds' favorite childhood books, icons of her Catholic upbringing, as well as her personae––Iva with steel-toed boots on, and the indefatigable Dog. In poems of wit, spirit, and attitude; in language that is sensual, fresh, and unabashed, Julie Moulds goes forth, tilting with real windmills.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Moulds crafts a universe from legends, myths, and fairy tales—Vikings and Valhalla, the Blessed Virgin, Renoir’s women, Chagall’s milk cow, Bugs Bunny, and Star Trek—but always we are aware that a life-and-death struggle is going on: chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants, 'anti-fungal mouth medications,' the indefatigable love of a husband.”—Vince Gotera, North American Review

“Julie Moulds' poems are unflinching, funny, and wise. In her first book, The Woman with a Cubed Head, a pastiche of global revisionist myth-making, she explores the horror and brilliance of transformed bodies, especially those changed by illness. Julie Moulds is a 21st century Gretel––she's been singed by smoke from the witch's oven, then escapes, urgent to tell us all about it.”—Denise Duhamel



JULIE MOULDS grew up in North Muskegon, and earned her B.A. at Hope College. She taught Children's Literature at several colleges and taught Creative Writing to children. After a sixteen-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Julie passed away in 2008. A woman of extraordinary talent and impossible positivity, Julie's poetry reflected her ability to be both brutally honest and yet find the fantasy and beauty in every situation.



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