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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: ALL CAPS PUBLISHING (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061561213X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615612133
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,613,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

By day, Marian Kent is a lawyer, a schmoozer, and a do-gooder. At heart, she is a purveyor of pretty words, an interpreter of dreams who flies by night. Prone to hyperbole and shrieking in ALL CAPS, Marian eats far too much cake. Marian writes poetry and stories from western Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and two children. You can find a great quantity of Marian's writing at her website, www.runawaysentence.com.

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By day, Marian Kent is a lawyer, a schmoozer, and a do-gooder. At heart, she is a purveyor of pretty words, an interpreter of dreams who flies by night. Prone to hyperbole and shrieking in ALL CAPS, Marian eats far too much cake. Marian writes poems, stories, and other missives from Western Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and two children.

SUPERPOWERS or: More Poems About Flying is Marian's second poetry collection. Her first, Responsive Pleading, was published in 2012. Marian is the founder of the poetry and short-fiction collective ALL CAPS PUBLISHING. Please visit www.allcapspublishing.com.

You can find a great quantity of Marian's poetry and other rants at her website: www.runawaysentence.com.

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Her style is so raw but very lyrical.
Lance
Lovely poetry of love between a woman and her husband, her children, her life.
Steve Sauter
I highly recommend this book to all lovers of poetry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Piccini on June 14, 2012
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Never would I think that I would love a book of poetry as much as a novel, but since RESPONSIVE PLEADING arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon, I have fallen in love with every word. By 1am this morning, I had abandoned sleep and devoured the book twice, the cover already dog eared, the words already sent to friends, the author tweeted.

I felt like Marian was speaking for me, as a woman, a wife, a mother and as the girl who still believes in fairytales, BIG INCREDIBLE words and what ifs. The subtle images brought me to my knees. I gasped, I laid the book down and stared into space, I highlighted passages and I related my own life to her words.

That really is the point, isn't it, when a book changes you life? You relate, you see yourself in those places and you can sigh "ME TOO".

There are so many pages of goodness in this collection, but my favorites are Waiting on a Wire, Prayer and Hang My Moon...maybe they will be your favorites too, or maybe you'll see yourself in her other offerings. Whatever the case is, BUY THIS BOOK. Once you have read her words, conjured her images, you will not be the same: that's the invisable (and free) gift that comes in the box with this amazing book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By susiq1067 on April 17, 2012
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Without selling anything, Marian Kent's poetry shows you the "American Dream: The New Millennium". She's a housewife, mother, 'career-girl' who sings of the joys of motherhood without sacrificing the love and lust of "sex before children"; and showing real pain and depth of feeling in concise, clever wording in an intelligence that paves the way for the newer, modern, empowered American Dreamers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Sauter on April 13, 2012
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Lovely poetry of love between a woman and her husband, her children, her life. Filled with sensuality, poignancy, regret, promise, and fulfillment. All that is love and love that is all are contained within these pages and thoughtful words.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eden Baylee on July 22, 2012
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Ms. Kent sees the world in a unique way and shares it with us in four seasons of poetry. I loved the layout of the book and was fortunate enough to purchase a copy autographed by the author.
This collection explores numerous themes, but the ones I enjoyed the most touched on love and children. One of my favorites is "bed-hopping (not that kind)". As with many of the poems, it both intrigued and delighted.

The collection pays homage to life and the people we are fortunate enough to share it with. More importantly, it reminds us the benign moments are also special as they make up the whole of our experiences.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DLE on June 10, 2012
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Responsive Pleading is both accessible and challenging. It is poetry both for novices (like me) and more sophisticated readers (like the friend with whom I shared it). Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nonnymonster on June 10, 2012
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You probably think that poetry is easy to come by so you don't need to buy a book of poetry. You are oh, so very wrong. You need this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl R. Merk on June 9, 2012
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This poet's style is very accessible and relatable. She writes from the heart about the issues at hand, and the reader gets a sense of who is writing the words, along with admiration for the skill with which she does so. From glimpses of the everyday, the blessed small moments, to life's larger questions and ponderings - everything is here, in page after page of highly enjoyable reading.

I already have been following this poet's work at her site online. So I knew this book was going to be good. It exceeds all expectations, and I am left impatiently waiting for the sequel, so I can follow the story further.

I highly recommend this book to all lovers of poetry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lance on June 9, 2012
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Marian Kent has put together a book of poetry that will touch your conscience and make you think over the multiple times you will read them.

Her style is so raw but very lyrical. You'll learn about yourself through her brilliant words. Responsive Pleading has been in my car and beside my bed every day since I received. Good day? There's plenty to read. Bad day? there's plenty to read. Most of all you will feel her rich soul in every stanza.

This is a must read. I loved it and continue to love it through every read.
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