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Sunday, July 6, 2008


I first heard the term "chapbook" when local poet Melissa Crowe came to the library to read from her recent chapbook, Cirque du Creve-Coeur.

It is defined as "a small book containing ballads, poems, tales, or tracts" by Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

Melissa's work fits the definition just fine. It is a beautiful collection in a small book of her poems. The cover art is by Lara Cannon. The work is published by Dancing Girl Press which is an indie publisher founded in 2004 to publish and promote the work of women poets through chapbooks, journals, and anthologies. We have Melissa's chapbook in the library, so stop in to read some wonderful poetry and to see a chapbook.

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