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This collection of love poems is inspired by Dante's Inferno, as well as by Rimbaud's relationship with Verlaine, and by Orpheus and Euridice. 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. You can pre-order from amazon.com now.
The Big Game, by Benjamin Péret, Translated, with an Introduction by Marilyn Kallet
This is a multicultural anthology of contemporary women's writing on the subject of sending our daughters out into their own lives. Selections also include works about saying goodbye to our mothers. This is an upbeat book, about creative separation, from the perspectives of mothers and daughters. 52 authors are included, among them Rita Dove, Jamaica Kincaid, Linda Pastan and Sharon Olds. Co-editors, Marilyn Kallet and Kathryn Stripling Byer. Published September 1, 2007.
The Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard
This is a new edition of translations of Paul Eluard's Last Love Poems (Derniers poemes d'amour). Published July 1, 2006.
A collection of essays by a variety of teachers -- from professors to a golf instructor -- about the craft of teaching. Published September 15, 2005.
Circe, After Hours, is a collection of lyric poems with wide range, covering love poems and family, blues and comedy, Jewish identity and Holocaust research. Published March 1, 2005.
One for Each Night: Chanukah Tales and Recipes
The book features a short story and a recipe for every night of Chanukah. Published October 1, 2003.
Sleeping with One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival eds. Marilyn Kallet and Judith Ortiz Cofer
This is a collection of original essays by well-known women writers in every genre, about how to get past obstacles in your writing. It is geared especially to women writers, but men seeking inspiration for the creative process will also benefit. Authors include Denise Levertov, Tillie Olsen, Amy LIng, now deceased, as well as Hilda Raz, Aleida Rodriguez, Marilyn Kallet and Judith Ortiz Cofer, among others.
The book deals with topics as varied as coping with illness, fighting sexism in the workplace, finding a room or at least a small space of one's own. Published January 1, 1999.
This is a multicultural anthology of contemporary American women writers, with interviews you won't find elsewhere. Published August 11, 1996.
How to Get Heat Without Fire
This book of love poems is daring, bluesy, sometimes erotic, funny, and elegaic. Published January 1, 1996.
Poems from How to Get Heat Without Fire are included in Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, Black Widow Press, 2009.
A House of Gathering: Poets on Mary Sarton's Poetry
This is a collection of essays by well-known
poets on May Sarton's poetry. Unique essays by William Stafford, Linda
Pastan, Richard Chess, among others. The book includes photos of early
drafts of May Sarton's poetry, and previously unpublished translations
from French poetry by Sarton. Edited by Marilyn Kallet. Published January