The winner of the eighth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is Shelley Puhak. Guinevere in Baltimore was chosen by the 2012 judge, Charles Simic, who will contribute a foreword to the collection when it is published by Waywiser in November 2013. This is the second collection for Ms Puhak, who is from Catonsville, Maryland....
|Title||:||Guinevere in Baltimore|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
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Guinevere in Baltimore Reviews
I'll admit I may be prejudiced because I know Shelley, but I really enjoyed reading this. You'll especially enjoy this if you know the Baltimore settings where she locates the story of the love story of Guinevere and Lancelot.Here's my favorite Shelley Puhak poem: The Lexington Market Fire by SHELLEY PUHAKBaltimore: March 25, 1949Clutching handfuls of steel-cut oatmeal to ash she waits, famishedin a single stallwhen the ice dealers open itshe gulps air and dashes out,overturningtubs of daffodils, hyacinth, lilac,tearing through aisles of victuals and viands,long hem dripping flameslobsters death-whistle, boiling in their tankswhile pulled-taffy droops liquid, fresh-flakedcoconut snaps,goose skin puckers, crisps, and she licks drippingsoff her lips. Outside, twenty-four engines, sixambulances,in the nearby hospital ready to evacuate:new mothers ginger with fresh stitches andleaking nippleswhile she pops unshucked oysters, deep-fries freshmuskrat, incinerates crabcakes and, withtheir wax papermelted in her teeth,slurps up the juice at the bottomof a smoking oak pickle barrel.