The gifted author of Sure Shot (about which The Harvard Review wrote, "Erica Funkhouser has written an important book and is on her way to becoming an important poet") has now composed her third volume, including lyrics that conjure up a sisterly view of childhood, a narrative poem that brings to life a city under siege in civil war, and a group of poignant shorter poems dramatizing love, pain, and history. Much anthologized, Erica Funkhouser's dramatic poems are models of their kind: "Funkhouser breathes new life into the ...

The Actual World 1997, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780395877074

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