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Take This Spoon

Take This Spoon

Cream of Tartar Pot-holdering a cloud of toasted soufflé, its voluptuous body billowing over the dish, we kept its infallible, flawless secret, referencing the butter- stained recipe card by memory only. Teamwork, we’d wink to each other— and lots of stirring—never revealing what separated mother…

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The Sorry Flowers

The Sorry Flowers

The fierce poems of Julia Wendell’s The Sorry Flowers are full of hurt and love, moving between the past and the present with a sure, lyric step.

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Finding My Distance

Finding My Distance

Though she grew up with horses, Ms. Wendell became a competitor in the sport for the first time in her middle-years. Since then, she has worked her way up from the lower to the upper levels of the sport as an adult amateur rider. The…

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Dark Track

Dark Track

In these haunting poems about the life of a horsewoman, it is not just the racetrack that is dark, nor that requires surefooted pacing to navigate. Julia Wendell’s distinctive collection is exhilarating and terrifying at once.

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