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Take Two
Film Studies
Susan Terris

2017 • 56 pp. 5 1/2 x 7"
Poetry / Poetry - Women Authors / Poetry - Love

$11.95 Paperback, 978-1-63243-047-2

A series of filmic poems examining historical and fictional relationships

Susan Terris' Take Two: Film Studies is a series of dazzling poems about pairs who are heading in one way or another for trouble, disaster, or death. Each poem is a kind of filmic scene, which has a few movie terms embedded as parenthetical script directives.

The text spins back and forth in time from the era of Beowulf to that of Jacqueline Kennedy. There are traditional couples like Abélard & Héloïse or Bonnie & Clyde. But many of the pairs are unexpected: Sancho Panza & his donkey Dapple, Mary Shelley & her monster, Picasso & a portrait of Dora Maar, or Lady Macbeth & King Duncan. Expect the unexpected in this volume. No matter what you think you know about a pair, you may be in for a dark surprise.

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“There seems to be no limit to the range of experience and empathy in the far-reaching poems of Susan Terris. Her wisdom, dazzle of language, and amazing appetite for risk and ‘dark surprise’ make us treasure her work.”—Shirley Kaufman

SUSAN TERRIS’S most recent books are Memos (Omnidawn Publishing) and Ghost of Yesterday: New & Selected Poems. She is the author of six books of poetry, sixteen chapbooks, three artist’s books, and one play. Journal publications include The Southern Review, Colorado Review, and Ploughshares. A poem of hers from FIELD appeared in Pushcart Prize XXXI. A poem from Memos, first published in the Denver Quarterly, was selected for Best American Poetry 2015. She is the editor of Spillway Magazine and a poetry editor for Pedestal Magazine.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:44:47 -0500