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Promise

Poems

88 pages / 5.50 x 8.50 inches / no illustrations

  Paperback / 9780807166918 / August 2017

In her third LSU Press poetry collection, Van Doren takes a straightforward approach towards the subjects of domesticity, housewives, the playfulness of langauge, and even the poet's own alter-ego, "Wendy." Throughout, relationships are front and center and Van Doren's lively and spirited voice make observations about the minutiae of life a refreshing experience.

Sally Van Doren has published two previous poetry collections with LSU Press: Sex at Noon Taxes (2008) and Possessive (2012). Her poems have appeared in many literary journals, including American Poet, Boulevard, the Cincinnati Review, the New Republic, and The Southern Review. She teaches poetry at the 92nd Street Y in New York and curates the Sunday Poetry Workshops for the St. Louis Poetry Center.

http://www.sallyvandoren.com

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