The Brightest Thing

February 8, 2019|
The Brightest Thing by Ruth Daniell
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In her first full-length collection, award-winning poet Ruth Daniell offers work that is both earnest and hopeful, even in the face of trauma. In formally exquisite and lyrical poems, The Brightest Thing tells the story of a young woman who is raped by her first boyfriend and her struggle afterwards to navigate her fairy-tale expectations of romantic love. This contemporary story of hurt and healing is paired with poems that give voice to silenced princesses from fairy tales--including Rapunzel, Donkeyskin, The Little Mermaid's sister and the princess who feels the pea beneath two hundred mattresses. At turns heartbreaking and joyful, with an unabashed eye for beauty and an unapologetic hope for love, Daniell questions the pursuit of "happily ever after," and probes deep into darkness while looking for the light.

Ruth Daniell is an award-winning writer whose poems have appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, Grain, Room magazine, Qwerty, the Antigonish Review and Event. The recipient of the 2013 Young Buck Poetry Prize with CV2 and the winner of the 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest with The New Quarterly, Daniell is also the editor of BOO...
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Title:The Brightest Thing
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:96 pages, 7.9 X 5.4 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 7.9 X 5.4 X 0.6 in
Published:February 8, 2019
Publisher:CAITLIN PRESS
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781987915907

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