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Fabulae
by Joy Katz
Southern Illinois University Press, 2002
Paper: 978-0-8093-2444-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-8921-6
Library of Congress Classification PS3611.A79F33 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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In Fabulae, Joy Katz interrogates the physical world, constructing a sensual and striking autobiography. She turns to the familiarity and strangeness of the female body, its surfaces and inner workings, often, although her subjects range from Thomas Jefferson to an Adam and Eve plagued with obsessive-compulsive disorder to the streets of New York’s diamond district. The poems, by turns funny and philosophical, point to how we suffer from desire: the danger, she writes, is that we might love the world “like heaven and be lost.” But they come back to delight in a flawed world especially the palpable beauty of words, and even the erotic shapes of the letterforms that make them up.




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