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Review: Masquerade by Carolyne Wright

The new memoir in verse from Carolyne Wright arrives at a moment where readers seem particularly open to hybrid, genre-bending poetry books. Like both Rachel Mennies’ The Naomi Letters and Joy Ladin’s The Book of Anna, Wright’s Masquerade uses poems as a series of narrative windows into the history of a complex relationship. Wright’s book …

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FINAL MASQUERADE: Conversation with Carolyne Wright

Cultural Daily’s contributor-poet Stephanie Barbé Hammer recently turned the tables, interviewing poet-memoirist Carolyne Wright. They talked about Wright’s intriguing new book Masquerade, a memoir written as poetry, not prose, about how Wright came to write it, and about crafting poems like the ones in Masquerade. Read all about it, below. Stephanie Barbé Hammer (“SBH”): Could …

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Stephanie Barbé Hammer: Excerpts from Rescue Plan

1. Gomer Faithcutt liked swimming. The feeling of weightlessness. The power to do things he could never do on the ground: somersaults — back and front — handstands, and dives from the highest board. Then, he had started learning to save people from drowning a year ago, last spring. He’d completed the class work for …

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