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The Tyranny of Milk
Sara London



Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2010 • 100 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-02-4



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“Sara London's The Tyranny of Milk reminds me how vital Memory is/remains to poetry. Her poems go beyond nostalgia to reveal how "memory wants more than it can keep." They discard conceptual gimmicks and empty word play in the name of clear-eyed utterance. This debut achieves a clarity that is transcendent and humanizing and unforgettable.”—Terrance Hayes

“Sara London's quirky, assured voice is at the heart of this book. …Her poems reel us in with their unpredictable considerations and digressions. Here, odd subjects are adroitly turned in the light of the familiar, while the common and ordinary are rendered strange, their underbellies exposed… A distinctive, compelling book.”—Cleopatra Mathis

From the Book:

What gladdens her is the spoon / with its tiny saucer of remnants,/ its slender shaft, scrubbed last— / and now the kitchen’s clean



SARA LONDON grew up in California and Vermont, and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has worked as an editor in New York, and as a journalist on Cape Cod. She teaches creative writing and literature at Mount Holyoke College, and has taught at Amherst and Smith colleges. She lives with her husband, writer Dean Albarelli, in Northampton, Massachusetts.



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