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Four Sublets: Becoming a Poet in New York, A Memoir

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Here is a memoir about a writer going for it against all obstacles.

 Myra Shapiro's memoir reminds us that it was but a few decades ago that a woman was not expected to have a singular happiness. Her book bravely looks at a life in rebellion against her complex but expected role: being a wife, keeping a home, and … see full wiki

Author: Myra Shapiro
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Chicory Blue Press, Inc.
Date Published: February 15, 2007
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A Herstory Not to Miss!

  • Aug 11, 2009
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If you ever wanted to do anything, but haven't found the courage yet, read Four Sublets and get all you need from Poet, Myra Shapiro. Short book, big message, not your ordinary memoire.

Imagine 50 years ago, a wife telling her husband in the South, By the way, I have rented a sublet in New York City for six months. Imagine him telling her, If you go, don't come back! Imagine her saying back to him, The house is half mine and I can come back here any time I want to.

Myra Shapiro is a poet who tells in Four Sublets how she took her talent by the horns to New York City to see what she could do with it. Along the way, she inrteracted with several famous poets, like Robert Bly and Stanley Kuntz, and developed friendships with poets that remain part of her life.

Shapiro's storytelling is clean, neat, and need to know. She never bores with touchy, feely feelings and emotions that bog down a memoire. Shapiro writes a page turner. Right now, I am curious if she stays with her husband, Harold , and I am halfway through the book. She's such an engaging writer, I have no idea what is going to happen next, but I want to know as quickly as possible, so I read Four Sublets every spare minute.

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