Witch Wife

Witch Wife

The poems of Witch Wife are spells, obsessive incantations to exorcise or celebrate memory, to mourn the beloved dead, to conjure children or keep them at bay, to faithfully inhabit one's given body. In sestinas, villanelles, hallucinogenic prose poems and free verse, Kiki Petrosino summons history's ghosts--the ancestors that reside in her blood and craft--and sings them The poems of Witch Wife are spells, obsessive incantations to exorcise or celebrate memory, to mourn the beloved dead, to ...

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Title:Witch Wife
Author:Kiki Petrosino
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1946448044
Format Type:ebook

Witch Wife Reviews

  • Tobias
    Dec 20, 2017
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  • Kaethe Schwehn
    Jan 23, 2018
    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...
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    Jan 12, 2018
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    Feb 02, 2018
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  • Mardi
    Apr 02, 2018
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  • Anne
    Feb 19, 2018
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  • H James
    Jan 24, 2018
    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...
  • F. Rzicznek
    Jan 28, 2018
    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...
  • Carolann
    Apr 07, 2018
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  • Ashley
    Feb 25, 2018
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  • Kayleigh
    Apr 18, 2018
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  • Lauren
    Mar 14, 2018
    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...
  • Kani
    May 18, 2018
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  • Spencer
    Feb 22, 2018
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  • Sara
    Mar 08, 2018
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  • Mary Lynn HR
    May 12, 2018
    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...
  • MegNev
    Apr 26, 2018
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  • Rachael
    Mar 05, 2018
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  • Joe Mcmanis
    Mar 20, 2018
    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...
  • Kate Mikell
    Jan 24, 2018
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  • Julian
    Mar 23, 2018
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  • Kate Alleman
    Feb 20, 2018
    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...
  • The Book Girl (Andrea)
    May 29, 2018
    loved this book. Review to come. ...
  • Ian Thomson
    Mar 21, 2018
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  • Emily Pérez
    Mar 20, 2018
    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...
  • S.R. Aichinger
    Feb 08, 2018
    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...
  • L
    Apr 08, 2018
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  • Marian Urquilla
    Feb 23, 2018
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  • Stephen Byrne
    Apr 09, 2018
    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...
  • Alyssa Oka Van Iman
    Jan 31, 2018
    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...