Free Stallion (Paperback)


By Amber Tamblyn, Jack Hirschman (Foreword by)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442430877, 96pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2011

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Although Amber Tamblyn is best known as the star of the smash hit Joan of Arcadia, she is a serious poet, mentored by Jack Hirshman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and other San Francisco Beat poets. She has self-published two chapbooks, and her poems have appeared in books published by City Lights. Here is her first collection of poems specifically for teens. The poems relate to teen issues such as love and relationships, and all are influenced by Amber's feminist sensibility. An introduction by Jack Hirshman puts her poetry in a literary context, and her personal introduction gives insight into her poems and helps readers access them. Amber's celebrity will help bring the value of poetry to a new, wider audience.

Praise For Free Stallion: Poems

"A fine fruitful gestation of throbbingly nascent sexuality awakened in young new language."

-- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"Here's a poet with the courage and liveliness to speak for her generation -- and for mine. She is not afraid of politics or anti-politics of either the government or of her body, including the twists of emotional beauty and deep rage. To paraphrase Emerson, these poems are as old as the rock and as new as the foam."

-- Michael McClure