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She Returns to the Floating World By Jeannine Hall Gailey,

  • Title: She Returns to the Floating World
  • Author: Jeannine Hall Gailey
  • ISBN: 9780982740927
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • SHE RETURNS TO THE FLOATING WORLD is a book about transformation that examines two recurring motifs in Japanese folk tales and popular culture the woman who disappears and the older sister savior Many of the poems are persona poems spoken by characters from anim and manga, mythology, and fairy tales, like the story of the kitsune, or fox woman, whose relationships arSHE RETURNS TO THE FLOATING WORLD is a book about transformation that examines two recurring motifs in Japanese folk tales and popular culture the woman who disappears and the older sister savior Many of the poems are persona poems spoken by characters from anim and manga, mythology, and fairy tales, like the story of the kitsune, or fox woman, whose relationships are followed throughout the book Gailey s abiding interest in female heroes and tales of transformation, love, and loss bristles to life with a cast of characters including wives who become foxes, sisters who become birds, and robots with souls I deeply admire the skill with which Jeannine Hall Gailey weaves myth and folklore into poems illuminating the realities of modern life Gailey is, quite simply, one of my favorite American poets and She Returns to the Floating World is her best collection yet Terri Windling, writer, editor, and artist The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror series, The Armless Maiden, The Endicott Studio
    She Returns to the Floating World SHE RETURNS TO THE FLOATING WORLD is a book about transformation that examines two recurring motifs in Japanese folk tales and popular culture the woman who disappears and the older sister savior Many

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    1. This is a lengthy collection, clocking in at 129 pages It is full of haibun with a few haiku, along with narrative poems and lyric musings There are five sections, and each section begins with an epigraph that helps an American audience bridge the gap with Japanese themes Within each section, the blending of pop culture, fairy tales, and modern, global concerns is fantastic There is nothing cheesy about it every speaker is authentic, every line rings true.Of all the Japanese fairy tales, the fox [...]

    2. I have been a fan of Jeannine Hall Gailey s work since chapbook, Female Comic Book Superheroes and her first collection, Becoming the Villainess as Jeannine writes about subjects other poets are not exploring in their work Her work is smart, surprising, and always with a feminist edge This new collection continues with these admirable traits but moves into new territory with a focus on Japanese folktales What I love about this new collection is how it continually stretches past themes and subjec [...]

    3. With her collection She Returns to the Floating World, Jeannine Hall Gailey has created a masterpiece I do not say this lightly Gailey s second book is alive with Japanese fairy tales, references to the films of Miyazaki, and anime girls The poet is able to thread these stories together with the fox wife, a changeling who introduces the other changelings while holding the narrative together by reappearing However, these aren t any changelings, as the story of each poem resonates with the idea of [...]

    4. An outstanding collection of poems, filled with characters from Japanese folk tales, anime, and pop culture Family and love relationships entwine with Japanese images and stories, giving the poems depth and close connections with each other Every piece here is worth a second read, particularly when considered with the arc of the collection.

    5. While Gailey s first book, Becoming the Villainess, was in line with my own pop culture interests comic books, heroines of video games, vampire slayers , I still enjoyed these poems centered around Japanese mythology and folk tales The same strong feminist themes are in play here, as well as gorgeous lyricism.

    6. One of my favorite books of poetry this year Read my full review in the new issue of Southern Humanities Review, and an interview with Jeannine Hall Gailey at my blog, Writing with Celia.

    7. Fantastic use of folk lore to comment on the way we are with each other and with our environment with much compassion and tact.

    8. I didn t like this collection nearly as much as Becoming the Villainess I liked individual poems, and the imagery of broken DNA programming was interesting But as a collection it felt far too repatative I like the idea of poems based on fairytales, but I think there needed to be diversity among the stories.

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