Belle Laide

Genre: Poetry, Romance
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2013
Product Number: EB00653622
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936747825
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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"A whirling, Dionysian poet. . . . Dwyer negotiates brazenly with huge tracts of the human condition. Her leaping imagination will make you laugh out loud. The poems in Belle Laide are a rodeo; hang on to your saddle, cowboy."—Tony Hoagland A man with a shovel in his hand / is a sexy thing. I dare myself to bury my dead, / to incline towards Cupid's clouds. I dare myself to love a man all-out. / I'm less afraid of the stray hairs of strangers left behind in hotel bathtubs; / less afraid of the sounds in the wind. Conversing is sometimes useless, / like beavers clawing ice – hoping to erase back into water. Joanne Dominique Dwyer earned a BA in creative writing from the College of Santa Fe and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, a Bread Loaf Scholar award, and the Anne Halley Poetry Prize. Dwyer resides in northern New Mexico where she works as facilitator for the Alzheimer's Poetry Project.