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Sleuth
Elaine Sexton



First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2003 • 69 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-29-6



“Together, Sleuth's two major perspectives — memory and discovery — mark an identity in flux, still defining itself, still developing. Sexton has a talent for capturing the... [continued in Reviews below]”—Luke Gerwe, New Letters

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“Together, Sleuth's two major perspectives — memory and discovery — mark an identity in flux, still defining itself, still developing. Sexton has a talent for capturing the mechanics of self-exploration. Though intensely personal, she never slips into sentimental introspection, thanks in part to a detached, forensic mood, and to a detective's eye for the all-revealing detail that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.”—Luke Gerwe, New Letters

“Elaine Sexton knows how to raise autobiography to the level of true poetry, and this knack has much to do with her use of surprise. Just when we think we know where one of her poems is going, we step into air. Sleuth leads us carefully into her life through a series of bracing verbal delights.”—Billy Collins



ELAINE SEXTON is the author of Sleuth and Causeway, both from New Issues. Her poems, reviews, essays, and art criticism have appeared in American Poetry Review, ARTnews, Art New England, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, River Styx, New Letters, the Writer’s Chronicle (AWP), and numerous other journals. She teaches a poetry workshop at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, works in magazine publishing, and lives in New York City.



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