Poetry: "the princess saves herself in this one" by Amanda Lovelace

Adrian Liang on April 03, 2017
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The princess saves herself in this oneWinner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Poetry, Amanda Lovelace's the princess saves herself in this one is a collection in four parts—the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. You write your own ending.

 

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it was
while we were
drinking our
usual
late-night
coffee.
without
a tremble
in that
gravelly voice
of hers,
she turned
to me
& said
her last
dying wish
was for me
to spread her ashes
over the ocean
so she could
finally go
back
home.

- a mermaid escapist

 

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Amanda Lovelacegrowing up a word-devourer & avid fairy tale lover, it was only natural that amanda lovelace began writing books of her own, & so she did. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found waiting for pumpkin spice coffee to come back in to season & binge-watching gilmore girls. (before you ask: team jess all the way.) the lifelong poetess & storyteller currently lives in new jersey with her fiancé, their two moody cats, & combined book collection so large it will soon need its own home. as of 2016, she is working towards her b.a. in english literature with a minor in sociology. the princess saves herself in this one, originally published in 2016, is her debut poetry collection.

 


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