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Winner of the 1992 Barnard New Women Poets award....

Title : The Stenographer's Breakfast
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ISBN : 9780807068175
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 108 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Stenographer's Breakfast Reviews

  • Laura Hartmark
    2018-11-24 00:40

    In the persona of stenographer, McCue explores what it means to be used as an instrument of transcription, where the authority/authorship of words stems from the *dictator* and the woman is employed as an object of transmission. Heartbreaking, resistant, and fierce, this meditation on what words capture and what they lose is ultimately transformative to the sensitive reader. It continues to befuddle me why simply everyone is not talking, and then talking again about this book. It appears to have slipped out the back door of the court room, like the stenographer herself. And perhaps that is the greatest spectacle of all - the book which is a work of art, working as silently, invisibly as its art.