Poetry. LGBT Studies. "In both the historical and popular imagination of outlaw culture, the pirate occupies a central place as a swashbuckling, rogue seafarer driven by banditry and greed for treasures. In our literature and movies, he comes to us as skull-laden, eye-patched with gaudy earrings, a curved sword, in a ruffled, puffed-sleeve shirt. 'Out of the marginal space between / ocean and sky,' 'out of the stack of history books,' Keely Hyslop rescues Pirate Anne Bonny as female warrior and instigator of this robust collection of poems. Like her muse, the speaker in these poems is ferocious, eccentric, wild, and uncontained. And yet, in these poems, one encounters a measured yet nourishing and questing intelligence in love with language and song. This is the book we've been waiting for featuring a woman not afraid of the adventures of the mind nor the open seas of the heart."—Major Jackson
Author City: DALY CITY, CA USA
Keely Hyslop was born in California's San Joaquin Valley. She left the asparagus fields and Tule fog to study at University of California, San Diego; and then left the naval bases and sunny beaches to return to Northern California to get her MFA at San Francisco State University. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her loving partner and their two malicious cats, Yoshimi and Dexter. Her publications include 400 Words, sPARKLE & bLINK, Forth Magazine, Poecology, Weave Magazine, Conversations at the Wartime Café, and others.
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co-winner of the Golden Crown Literary Society2012 Poetry Award