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The Truant Lover
Juliet Patterson

2006 • 74 pp. 5 1/2 x 8"
Poetry / Literary Criticism - American

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-9767185-2-9

“…Patterson has crafted a far reaching first book that blends self-interrogation with metaphysical inquiry. Both Patterson and Nightboat show great promise.—Publisher's Weekly

Juliet Patterson's first collection of poems, The Truant Lover, selected by Jean Valentine, is a pastiche of American voices, a well of poems with passages that hint and nod at past poets while remaining wholly their own.

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“Juliet Patterson’s poems are entirely themselves; they use time and the eye and tongue—all the body, as thought and insight, inside and outside history. The Truant Lover is a marvel.”—Jean Valentine

Spare, pastoral, intimate, and probing, these musically exacting poems offer arresting insights: “Here’s a world for today: // killing & not dying / fantastically, not lying.” They question, invent, refer, divert, take flying risks. They are fluid, considered, dignified. They celebrate the human eye, mind, and tongue. It is a joy to have them in print.—Olga Broumas

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