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The Bon-Bon and Love Token Allyson Shaw

The Bon-Bon and Love Token

Allyson Shaw

Published March 28th 2004
ISBN : 9780974822914
Paperback
164 pages
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Judith Grossman: Allyson Shaws poetry wrestles fearlessly with strong angels, and invokes the aid of some great provocateurs--William Blake and Sylvia Plath among them. The drama is terrific, here: Shaw has a righteous quarrel with the order ofMoreJudith Grossman: Allyson Shaws poetry wrestles fearlessly with strong angels, and invokes the aid of some great provocateurs--William Blake and Sylvia Plath among them. The drama is terrific, here: Shaw has a righteous quarrel with the order of things, and at the same time her language displays a tender, eloquent love of this world. Passion and pattern strike a rare accord in these poems. Rikki Ducornet: Here Narrative--if elsewhere in disgrace, / dares lift her skirts--shes armed with talons-- / and show her face. / Whats this she hurls with both her fists? / Bonbons from the burning moon / to poison our parents-- / not a moment too soon.Jill Hoffman: Allyson Shaw renders female experience with the dark wit of Anne Sexton--mixed with the sensual surprise and elegiac glee of Emily Dickinson.