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The poet's wife, Mandy Sayer

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The poet's wife
Title
The poet's wife
Statement of responsibility
Mandy Sayer
Title variation
Poet's wife
Title variation remainder
the memoir of a marriage
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Even though we'd grown up in vastly different cultures and countries, we'd both known poverty, domestic violence and the expectation that neither one of us would ever amount to anything. That was probably what united us more than anything: our shared defiance of that prediction." She tap-danced on street corners for people's small change. He was an out-of-work university teacher, poet and Vietnam vet. She was white and from Australia. He was black and from the Deep South. They met on Mardi Gras, New Orleans in 1985. She was twenty-two. He was nearly forty. They fell in love. They married. What happened next will thrill, move, perplex and enrage you. It will break your heart. The Poet's Wife tells the story of the ten years that Mandy Sayer and Yusef Komunyakaa spent together, first as lovers, then as husband and wife. During that time he became a famous poet, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the highest honour for poetry in the United States, and a university professor. At the same time, Mandy became a writer, winning the Vogel Prize for young Australian writers for her first novel, Mood Indigo. She is now an acclaimed author and journalist and has written two award-winning memoirs, Velocity and Dreamtime Alice. The Poet's Wife traces her life from the end of Dreamtime Alice, and again confirms Sayer's place as one of our most lyrical and most courageous writers - memoirist like no other
Summary
"Even though we'd grown up in vastly different cultures and countries, we'd both known poverty, domestic violence and the expectation that neither one of us would ever amount to anything. That was probably what united us more than anything: our shared defiance of that prediction." She tap-danced on street corners for people's small change. He was an out-of-work university teacher, poet and Vietnam vet. She was white and from Australia. He was black and from the Deep South. They met on Mardi Gras, New Orleans in 1985. She was twenty-two. He was nearly forty. They fell in love. They married. What happened next will thrill, move, perplex and enrage you. It will break your heart. The Poet's Wife tells the story of the ten years that Mandy Sayer and Yusef Komunyakaa spent together, first as lovers, then as husband and wife. During that time he became a famous poet, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the highest honour for poetry in the United States, and a university professor. At the same time, Mandy became a writer, winning the Vogel Prize for young Australian writers for her first novel, Mood Indigo. She is now an acclaimed author and journalist and has written two award-winning memoirs, Velocity and Dreamtime Alice. The Poet's Wife traces her life from the end of Dreamtime Alice, and again confirms Sayer's place as one of our most lyrical and most courageous writers - memoirist like no other
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10319882
Cataloging source
ANL
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1963-
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Sayer, Mandy
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Sayer, Mandy
  • Komunyakaa, Yusef
  • Sayer, Mandy
  • Street entertainers
  • Married people
  • Novelists, Australian
  • Poets, American
  • Women novelists, Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
The poet's wife, Mandy Sayer
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052173919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 417 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742373539
Isbn Type
:
System control number
(OCoLC)862728231
Label
The poet's wife, Mandy Sayer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052173919
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 417 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742373539
Isbn Type
:
System control number
(OCoLC)862728231

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