Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems

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Milkweed Editions, 2007 - Poetry - 277 pages
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In her highly anticipated new collection, Deborah Keenan sifts through inanimate objects and forgotten memories in search of personal validation. Her journal-like confessions create an instant bond with the reader, yet these seemingly simple poems daringly redefine common language. Keenan skillfully twists words to suit her ends, creating a colorful, dream-like world filled with lions, paintings, wars, and mummies. Throughout, she constantly reorganizes this world in an effort to realize her place in it.

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Review: Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems

User Review  - Stephanie Schultz - Goodreads

One sentence to sum up my experience of reading Deborah's new and selected collection: As my teacher, the poems she's inspired me to write are totally different than the poems she writes herself as a poet. And I think that shows what a wonderfully diverse teacher and poet she is. Read full review

Review: Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems

User Review  - Stephanie Schultz - Goodreads

One sentence to sum up my experience of reading Deborah's new and selected collection: As my teacher, the poems she's inspired me to write are totally different than the poems she writes herself as a poet. And I think that shows what a wonderfully diverse teacher and poet she is. Read full review

Contents

Traveling in the Realms of Gold
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Angel Island and Its Meaning and VALUE
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Woman on Botticelli Street Reports the Phrase The End Is Near Written
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Deborah Keenan is a professor and faculty advisor in the Graduate Liberal Studies School at Hamline University.

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