“Leslie Ullman traces through her speaker one woman’s attempt to find herself and then to live that discovered self within an alien wilderness that ranges from the indifferent to the frankly dangerous. This volume edges toward the growing certainty to plain chance and lucky or unlucky coincidence. Perhaps in response to the uncertain nature of the external world in Dreams by No One’s Daughter, Ullman’s are very much poems of metamorphosis, of becoming rather than static being.” —Stephen C. Behrendt
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Author of four poetry collections and numerous reviews and craft essays, Leslie Ullman taught for twenty-seven years in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas-El Paso, where she established the Bilingual MFA Program. Now a Professor Emerita at UTEP, she continues to teach in the low-residency MFA Writing Program at Vermont College of the Fine Arts, where she has been on the faculty since 1981.
Author of Natural Histories ( LJ 4/1/79), Ullman perceives the world as dress for the imagination: "my good dress hung/ too large, a formal/ body outside my body." The tension between bright aesthetic surfaces ("jade, silver,/ apple-green silks") and intangible "Dreams" of childhood gives these 30 poems an elusive irony. Seemingly limited to facets of sensation, they carry a residue of sorrow as Ullman, alert to the ways one is deceived by appearance, yet acknowledges the allure of beauty and its role in clarifying our relationship to past, nature, and selfhood. Frank Allen, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.
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