The Helens of Troy, N.Y.

by Bernadette Mayer

Paper Book, 2012






New York : New Directions Publishing, 2012.

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LibraryThing member JimmyChanga
A charming chapbook and a charming concept. Bernadette Mayer writes a poem for each one of the Helens who live in the town of Troy, NY. The poems range from formal whimsy to experimental. Each poem is accompanied by a photo of said Helen in her natural environment. This book made me smile. I loved the poems where she uses the voice of the Helen she is portraying, you really get a sense of these women and the little town they live in. Playfulness abounds.… (more)


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New Directions Poetry Pamphlet #3. Non-circulating
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