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Brittany Cavallaro and Rebecca Hazelton began with the proposition that the opposite of a dream song might be waking speech. Or a sleepless anthem. Or wakeful silence. Then they reversed that notion, and reversed it again. Through an intrepid, always devoted, often cheeky engagement with John Berryman’s The Dream Songs, the 26 poems in No Girls No Telephones strike out for an unmapped horizon where ruined fairy stories, dreams, and self-deception all collide in a perfect storm of “the possibility of Past and Perfect” and “the certainty of the Now and New.” These poems are no mere act of homage. Suggestive of the brittle aspirations, illusions, and delusions that permeate our everyday lives, No Girls No Telephones invites us into a world where, “naïve on the rim / of a glass teacup,” men and women exist at odds with one other and with a frighteningly indifferent, fiercely beautiful world.
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About the Authors:
BRITTANY CAVALLARO’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Gettysburg Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Best New Poets 2011, among others. Her awards include the David and Jean Milfosky Prize from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her MFA, scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and a Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently a doctoral student.
REBECCA HAZELTON is the author of Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry, and Vow, from Cleveland State University Press. She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Southern Review, Boston Review, Best New Poets 2011, and Best American Poetry 2013.
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