Paper House

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Folded Word, Mar 1, 2010 - 85 pages
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Through the 64 narrative poems in this collection, Jessie Carty illustrates one woman's coming of age in the face of neglect and unmet social expectations. However, these are not poems of woe. Instead, Carty flings open closet doors and jumps in, describing the dark recesses with an innocent acceptance of what is rather than what should be. The births of babies and love. The deaths of elders and allusions. The reconstruction of homes and lives. An unflinching honesty folds them all into "boxes in boxes like Russian dolls," waiting for us to lift the lids.
 

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Contents

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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLIII
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XIII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XLIV
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XLVI
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LI
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LII
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LIII
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LIV
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LVI
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LVII
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LVIII
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LIX
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LXI
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LXII
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LXIII
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LXIV
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LXV
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About the author (2010)

Jessie's poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in publications such as Iodine Poetry Journal, Main Street Rag and The Dead Mule. Previous to FAT GIRL, she authored two chapbooks, At the A & P Meridiem (Pudding House, 2009) and The Wait of Atom (Folded Word, 2009). Her first full-length of poetry collection, Paper House, was published by Folded Word in 2010. When she's not busy writing, Jessie teaches at RCCC in Concord, North Carolina, and edits the online journal Referential Magazine.

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