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Marilyn Kallet's Books

"Beatrice's Mirror," by Melissa Morphew
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-...
The Big Game, by Benjamin Péret.  Trans, with an introduction, by Marilyn Kallet
This is the first English translation of Surrealist Benjamin Péret's key book of poems, The Big Game (1921).   Kallet's introduction places Péret in the context of modern poetry, and renders his poems into lyrical, witty, idiomatic English.   
PACKING LIGHT: NEW and Selected Poems
PACKING LIGHT is a compendium of almost 40 years of poetry-writing by Marilyn Kallet.  The volume includes one new book of poems, and distillations from each of her previous four books of poems.   The collection ranges from humorous to profound, from love poems and erotic poems to poetry about Jewish identity and the Holocaust.   The publisher, Black Widow Press,...
Jack the Cat
Jack The Healing Cat is a full-color, illustrated children's book. A little girl named Heather finds Jack abandoned in a box. She rescues him, bringing him home to her family. Later, when Heather gets sick, Jack senses the trouble and rushes to her rescue with his special "kitty powers."
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...
This is a new edition of translations of Paul Eluard's Last Love Poems (Derniers poemes d'amour).
The Art of College Teaching
A collection of essays by a variety of teachers -- from professors to a golf instructor -- about the craft of teaching.
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.
One For Each Night: Chanukah Tales and Recipes
The book features a short story and a recipe for every night of Chanukah.
Sleeping With One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival
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...
Worlds in Our Words: Contemporary American Women Writers
This is a multicultural anthology of contemporary American women writers, with interviews you won't find elsewhere.
How To Get Heat Without Fire
This book of love poems is daring, bluesy, sometimes erotic, funny, and elegaic.
A House of Gathering: Poets on May 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