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Mary Ann Samyn is a devotional poet, one devoted to the mischief and sanctity of a threshold life. Reading, delightedly, through Beauty Breaks In, I sometimes felt that I was bird watching with Paul Celan or going to the movies with Edmond Jabes. Better still, I felt a continuing spiritual economy of pure refreshment. 'A little mayhem goes a long way' as Samyn avows, and I rejoice to believe her. --Donald Revell

Mary Ann Samyn writes poems in which the impossible happens through language, the human experience is turned to sky, fire, fireworks, diamonds. This is a poet who is able to hijack sorrow, or error, or delight, and transform them into deeply imagined, perfectly condensed and terrifyingly expanded glimpses. --Laura Kasischke

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Mary Ann Samyn is the author of four books of poetry, including PURR (New Issues, 2005). Her work has won the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the James Wright Poetry Award from Mid-American Review, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches in the MFA program at West Virginia University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 65 pages
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose; First edition (November 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930974876
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930974876
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,960,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 12, 2009
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With four previous volumes, Mary Ann Samyn brings readers another fine collection with "Beauty Breaks In", discussing the natural tumultuous state of life and what many hold dear. "Beauty Breaks In" is an undeniably worthy pick for poetry fans. "Bank On It": No Wait - I told the story.//Then start it, by God.//(Hello?) (Cashier?)//I shimmied up.//I'm in this pattern now.//Put my forms in the slot.//Dinner almost every night.//What more do you want.//Whatever you resist, persists,/said everyone famously.
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