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Month: February 2017

The Poet Behind the Personas in Gail White’s ASPERITY STREET: An Essay on the Poet’s Work, Following Our Interview

The Poet Behind the Personas in Gail White’s ASPERITY STREET: An Essay on the Poet’s Work, Following Our Interview

Feb. 2016; blog post: Feb. 2017. It might seem surprising to many of her readers that Gail White does not consider herself to be a confessional poet. As she announces at the start of her poetry readings, and as she told me in an interview, the personal “I” and the people she writes about, including all those in Asperity Street, are fictional products of her imagination. She has no children or siblings, made up “my aunt” in “Anecdotal Evidence,” has…

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