Burning of the Three Fires (American Poets Continuum #124) (Paperback)
BOA Editions, 9781934414408, 96pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Burning of the Three Fires shows Jeanne Marie Beaumont using her characteristic variety of techniques: dramatic monologues, lists, prose poems, object poems, and ekphrasis, to which she adds biography, elegy, and rites. This book takes a multifaceted look at womanhood: there are dolls, historic and modern girlhoods, mythic retellings of characters from Goldilocks to the Bride of Frankenstein, emotionally charged domestic trinkets, and even a conversation with Sylvia Plath conducted via a Magic 8- Ball.
Jeanne Marie Beaumont is the author of Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2004) and the National Poetry Series-winning book Placebo Effects. She lives in New York City.
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Praise For Burning of the Three Fires (American Poets Continuum #124)…
"Beaumont places her words on the page with the care of a curator arranging artifacts in a display case."
— The Bloomsbury Review
"Beaumont may possibly be the bright side of Anne Sexton or Sylvia Plath…Reading Beaumont, one concludes that there is a principle by which a good poem is its own exhilaration."
— Fogged Clarity
"Eclectic, quirky, often dazzling, Burning of the Three Fires charms and seduces in its ability to shift, with impressive ease, between the playful and the sublime."