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What Once You Loved (Paperback)
WHAT ONCE YOU LOVED is a delight to read and savor out loud--gorgeous and golden in Joseph's trademark poetic elegance and fun, often in the same poem. This chapbook reminds me of all the fun and sass to be had when writing in traditional form--her villanelles especially are full of charm and endlessly kaleidoscopic--and how vital, how affirming it is to read about women's bodies-in all their beautiful shapes. --Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
About the Author
Allison Joseph lives in Carbondale, Illinois, where she directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. She serves as poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review. Her books and chapbooks include What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand Press), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon University Press), In Every Seam (University of Pittsburgh Press), Worldly Pleasures (Word Tech Communications), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon UP), Voice: Poems (Mayapple Press), My Father's Kites (Steel Toe Books), Trace Particles (Backbone Press), Little Epiphanies (Imaginary Friend Press), Mercurial (Mayapple Press), Mortal Rewards (White Violet Press), Multitudes (Word Poetry), The Purpose of Hands (Glass Lyre Press), and Double Identity (Singing Bone Press). She is the literary partner and wife of poet and editor Jon Tribble.