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No Sweeter Fat
Nancy Pagh




Autumn House
2006 • 104 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-13-8



“What emerges from these poems is a candid woman spurned because of her size and longing for human connection. She expresses her humanity poignantly. Whitman... [continued in Reviews below]”—John Samuel Tieman, Phoebe Ann Cirio, Coal Hill Review

Winner of the 2006 Autumn House Press Poetry Contest, selected by Tim Seibles.

Winner of the 2006 Autumn House Press Poetry Contest, selected by Tim Seibles. Her first collection evaluates desire through the lens of obesity and body consciousness. A smart and darkly humored debut.

Reviews / Endorsements

“What emerges from these poems is a candid woman spurned because of her size and longing for human connection. She expresses her humanity poignantly. Whitman said, ‘I celebrate myself, / And what I assume you shall assume, / For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.’ Nancy Pagh celebrates herself with all of the pain, regret and sorrow of years of taunts. Yet every atom of her belongs as good to us.”—John Samuel Tieman, Phoebe Ann Cirio, Coal Hill Review

“What a splendid repast! Nancy Pagh's poems are as shapely, graceful and sensual as the madrona/arbutus she imagines as a final-resting place. Cadence, metaphor, wit, and surprise, line after line.”—Gary Geddes



NANCY PAGH was born and raised on Fidalgo Island in Anacortes, Washington. Before earning Master's degrees in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia, she worked in the scientific publications unit of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in Seattle. She teaches English and Canadian Studies at Western Washington University and lives in Bellingham.At Home Afloat, her study of women's travel language at sea, was co-published in 2001 by the University of Idaho Press and the University of Calgary Press.No Sweeter Fat is her first collection of poems.

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