Virginia or the mud-flap girl

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Poetry. "The relation of these histories and whimsies is idiosyncratic and intimate, sweet and unself-conscious, risky and vulnerable. It is also political."—Michelle Detorie

"Treadwell's is a difficult but deeply rewarding poetry. It has a precision and a tenderness all of its own."—Nathan Thompson

"This is a feminine poetry, marvelous, tough, and unrelenting."—Maureen Thorson

"The new is not Hollywood and it is not America and it is not the founding fathers or the avant-garde who, like Jessica Alba, are made of 'lite toxicity.' There is a seductive and false new, a California of 'the naggy sunshine & / the mean & stupid fucks,' but there is revolution, a 'tender cocktail,' and also birth, which in all of its muddiness offers that 'the new animal is / born of the new animal.' These poems are a delicate unanesthetized surgery in no sterile, metallic arena. Treadwell does her work with steady hands but in the unsteady open, extracting what value of the future remains even in a world with the rich 'in their prissy communes,' even among the texting 'platinum herd.'"—Anne Boyer

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Elizabeth Treadwell is the author of two books of prose and six of poetry, including CHANTRY (Chax Press, 2004), LILYFOIL + 3 (O Books, 2004), BIRDS AND FANCIES (Shearsman Books, 2007), and VIRGINIA OR THE MUD-FLAP GIRL (Dusie Press, 2012).

Her work has appeared numerous anthologies and was discussed as part of "The New Thing: the object lessons of recent American poetry" in Boston Review.

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