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The Mending Worm
Joan Houlihan

ISBN: 1-930974-59-0 / 978-1-930974-59-3
$14.00 Trade Paper
Publication Date: September 2006

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Winner of the 2005 Green Rose Prize

“How strange and hewn and scarified these poems are! In her drive to claim the singularity of her own singed (and searing) fables, Joan Houlihan has composed a brilliant ‘black startle-box’ of oddment and truths. The Mending Worm is a book of stunning accomplishment.”

—Lucie Brock-Broido


New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University, Dept. of English,
1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331
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