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Willy Loman's Reckless Daughter or Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances

ISBN: 9781934695494
Binding: Paperback
Author: Elizabeth A. I. Powell
Trim: 6 x 8.8 inches
Published: 9/10/2016

2015 Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry. "Elizabeth Powell's theatrical book of poems plays out against the backdrop of Arthur Miller's signature play which is at once a guidepost and a foil for this drama of the self this poetic meditation on the intermixed American family. Powell's self-correcting poems are smart and high-spirited vacillating wildly between feelings between lyric and prose moving in a short space from high comedy to dark grief. I can't think of another book of poems that is quite like WILLY LOMAN'S RECKLESS DAUGHTER which keeps bravely crossing 'the line no one wants to write or live.'"—Edward Hirsch

Elizabeth A. I. Powell is the author of The Republic of Self which received the New Issues Poetry Prize selected by C. K. Williams. Her work has appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2013 as well as Academy of American Poets Alaska Quarterly Review Barrow Street Black Warrior Review Ecotone Harvard Review Handsome Hobart Indiana Review The Missouri Review Mississippi Review Ploughshares Post Road and elsewhere. She is Editor of Green Mountains Review and Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Johnson State College. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing and Publishing. Born in New York City she has lived in Vermont since 1989.


"Death of a Salesman casts a theatrical shadow over this wildly thoughtful collection Elizabeth A. I. Powell's second after The Republic of Self a New Issue First Book Prize winner. A Vermonter since 1989, her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, Sugarhouse Review, Ploughshares, the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2013 and other places. She teaches at Johnson State College and is editor of Green Mountains Review." --Foreward Reviews