The Truant Lover



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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 5.4 × .3 × 8 in

Juliet Patterson’s first collection of poems, The Truant Lover, selected by Jean Valentine, is a pastiche of American voices, a well of poems with passages that hint and nod at past poets while remaining wholly their own.


Spare, pastoral, intimate, and probing, these musically exacting poems offer arresting insights: “Here’s a world for today: // killing & not dying / fantastically, not lying.” They question, invent, refer, divert, take flying risks. They are fluid, considered, dignified. They celebrate the human eye, mind, and tongue. It is a joy to have them in print.

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ISBN: 978-0-9767185-2-9
paperback, 74 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 in
Publication Date: 2006

Juliet Patterson is the author of The Truant Lover (Nightboat Books) and Threnody (forthcoming, Jackleg Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines including 26, American Letters & Commentary, Crazyhorse …

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