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The White Spider in My Hand : poems

by Sonja James

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The White Spider in My Hand is a collection of postmodern poetry that explores the intensities and nuances of feminist expression. The poems address the subjects of family, the natural world, and contemporary society. The volume, which is a compact 77 pages in length, contains structured free verse, narratives, lyrics, and poems that are formal in style. "In the title poem, a white spider sits in the palm of the poet's hand and weaves a mysterious spell on a woman-and us readers as well. Such magical creatures are emblematic of this collection where Sonja James effortlessly fuses the natural and the supernatural, the mythic and the mundane. With a voice that is equal parts play, wit, and intelligence, she is able to "swallow clouds whole" and "continue to fly as free as a spark from an anvil." -Elaine Equi, author of Click & Clone. "As the title of this rich collection suggests, The White Spider in My Hand buckles with the thrills and tensions of living as a fallen human in an innocent natural world." -Elizabeth Savage, author of Grammar "I read this book the way I would read a gallery of paintings were they not paintings but songs, for James plays images like notes-often one precise half-step shy of the reader's expectation." -Ida Stewart, author of Gloss, winner of the 2011 Perugia Press Prize

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