The Undertaker’s Daughter

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University of Pittsburgh Press, Oct 24, 2011 - Poetry - 104 pages
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“Poems that stick with you like a song that won’t stop repeating itself in your brain, poems whose cadences burrow into your bloodstream, orchestrating your breathing long before their sense attaches its hooks to your heart.”
—Washington Post on Captivity


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Toi Derricotte is the author of four previous poetry collections: The Empress of the Death House; Natural Birth; Captivity; and Tender, winner of the Patterson Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. Derricotte is cofounder of Cave Canem and professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

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