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Nostos Paperback – February 29, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0821412992 ISBN-10: 082141299X Edition: 1st

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About the Author

V. Penelope Pelizzon teaches creative writing and film at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Her poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines. She was a recipient of the 1997 “Discovery” The Nation Award.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 77 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (February 29, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082141299X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821412992
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,996,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Pelizzon's first book is a marvel; it's hard to believe this isn't the work of a much older, middle career poet. She manages to explore childhood and early family memories without ever drifting into that odious confessional realm--one which mars so many other first forays. Moreover, as the preface poem "The Mind Descending from Above" predicts, the earlier family poems evolve into larger (both in spirit and geography) meditaions but without ever sacrificing the exquisite details of 'this' world. Pelizzon's language is ripping!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By adead_poet@hotmail.com on September 8, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Winner of the 1999 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and 2001 Norma Farber First Book Award, Pelizzon's first collection is one of the stronger first collections i've seen. if she can keep up this quality of work she'll seen be a force in the poetry community.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Almquist on April 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book happens to be written by a friend of my family. Although I haven't had the opportunity to see Penelope since I was very small, she still touches me through her words. My favorite poem is little Picaresque, and it made me want to move to Europe. Haven't done it yet...but it made me want to. The poetry is just pure and full of life. Beautiful.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 2001
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A beautifully written book of poetry, with developed arguments and images.
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2 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 2000
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This was the worst book ever written.
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