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The Love That Moves Me
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  • Paperback
  • Mar.18.2013
  • 9780985612283

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Marilyn Kallet's The Love That Moves Me is a collection of love poems inspired by Dante's Inferno, as well as by Rimbaud's relationship with Verlaine, and by Orpheus and Eurydice. These days Beatrice and Dante find themselves in France, Indiana, and in East Tennessee, bickering at Nascar. Love is the unifying factor, song is the vehicle, descent is a constant, with re-emergence thankfully part of the narrative. Surrealist humor abounds as Benjamin Péret bursts some Romantic bubbles with his exclamations. This is a sensual and resonant collection offering hints of heaven in the love lyrics, touching upon a range of emotions and forms, from traditional pantoums to experimental verse.
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Marilyn Kallet's The Love That Moves Me is a collection of love poems inspired by Dante's Inferno, as well as by Rimbaud's relationship with Verlaine, and by Orpheus and Eurydice. These days Beatrice and Dante find themselves in France, Indiana, and in East Tennessee, bickering at Nascar. Love is the unifying factor, song is the vehicle, descent is a constant, with re-emergence thankfully part of the narrative. Surrealist humor abounds as Benjamin Péret bursts some Romantic bubbles with his exclamations. This is a sensual and resonant collection offering hints of heaven in the love lyrics, touching upon a range of emotions and forms, from traditional pantoums to experimental verse.

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About Marilyn

Marilyn Kallet was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and grew up in New York.  She is the author of 16 books, including The Love That Moves Me (poetry); Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, Black Widow Press; Circe, After Hours, poetry from BkMk Press; The Big Game,...

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Published Reviews

Feb.25.2009

"Marilyn Kallet, author of 14 books, opens her anticipated selected poems with "Jonah on Oprah," a dramatic monologue that epitomizes how through wit, rhythm, and imaginative metaphors, her poems arrive at...

Apr.08.2013

"Marilyn Kallet’s new collection of wry, mostly romantic poems, The Love That Moves Me, takes its title from a line in Dante: “Amor mi mosse, che mi fa parlare” (“The love that moved me makes me speak”)....