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RIDING FREE IN A BLUE STUDEBAKER Poems

Moon, Janell

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ISBN 10: 1599481014 / ISBN 13: 9781599481012
Published by Main Street Rag, Charlotte NC, 2008
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Title: RIDING FREE IN A BLUE STUDEBAKER Poems

Publisher: Main Street Rag, Charlotte NC

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Janell Moon's collection of poetry travel across a broad landscape on fluid language and surprising combinations. From the how a mother provokes to the sweet memory of a forbidden nude nighttime swim, to the fantasy of wedding gone homoerotically awry, each poem is a piquant story seen through the window as the world flashes by. Moon's skill is evoking such a wide array of feelings-anxiety, desire, nostalgia, bemusement-it is our own lives flashing before us.Jewelle Gomez, author of The Gilda Stories Janell Moon's poems are crammed with a lifetime of everyday yeaning, secret little female intimacies and personal history that positively rumbles with quiet power. This poetry is alive and electric.Michelle Tea, author of Rose of No Man's Land In these poems celebrating Janell Moon's brimming life, we meet many ordinary, unique, loved people: her grandma who makes corsets for movie starts (Judy Garland, Loretta Young), her sister, dressed as her "favorite striped shorts" on the laundry line, Janell herself as a young girl who "held her silence," Janell as a wife whose "passion was covered with the heel of America's secrets." Because they detail the necessity of that secrecy, these poems are political as well as personal. They are lyrical and sweet-and honest. Through they chronicle her life, they succeed as poems, intense and spare, rich in their psychological understanding, not burdened with plodding analysis. I like a lot her found poem from a KQED broadcast, Janell Moon grabs poetry wherever she finds it.Phyllis Koestenbaum, author of Doris Day and Kitschy Melodies

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Janell Moon won the National Salt Hill Prize, the Whiskey Hill Award, and the National Stonewall Prize awarded by Chestnut Hills Press. She has also won awards in the Georgia State University Randall Jared Award, he Billie Murray Denny Poetry Award, The Red Rock Review Prize , The Villa Montalvo Poetry Prize, the Gertrude Award, Comstock Poetry Award, and the Poet Lore Award among others. She is a reader for the Bay Area Poets for Peace Project and has been published in many literary journals including Americas, Runes, Calyz, and the Michigan Review.She is the author of Stirring the Waters: Writing to Find Your Spirit (Tuttle) nominated for the NAPRA Nautilus Award as one of the five best spirituality books of 2002, and The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit (RedWheel/Weiser) which was voted one of the best spiritual books of 2004 by Spirituality and Health Magazine. She is also the also the author of The Prayer Box (RedWheel/Weiser), and How to Pray Without Being Religious (Thorsons Element UK), a division of HarperCollins.She is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and is a San Francisco bay area counselor and hypnotherapist in private practice and a writing teacher at bay area community colleges.

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