Over Exposed

Over Exposed: A Poetic Memoir
By Terri Muuss

“Terri Muuss never misses a beat – she has created poetry that straddles the terrible gulf between personal horror and the fictionalizing process that makes dealing with personal horror possible. This is poetry that demands to be read. It lives between myth and the monsters which make myth-making necessary. You will admire her fearlessness; you will admire even more the theatrical finesse with which she reveals just enough and more, leaving it to your imagination to fill in the gap. A captivating collection that will rattle your cage and takes no prisoners.”
-George Wallace, Long Island Suffolk Poet Laureate

“Driven by ‘the feeling of being gone, immovable, of being lost’, Muss has gathered awkward and wistful moments as daughter, sister, lover and mother with great empathy. With a cinematic eye, she pulls the sacred story of the mundane items of her past – hair clippings, copper pennies, a t-shirt – and crafts narratives that vibrate with wisdom. Like a skillful painter, Muuss is also in touch with the negative space, the heartbreak in her life, and with humility and breathtaking detail uses language to depict the drama with understated danger and elegance. We are in the presence of a fearless poet who remembers and leads us to do the same.”
-Regie Cabico, Nuyorican Poet Café Grand Slam Champion and three-time National Poetry Slam Finalist

“Muuss brings us close to what we might describe as the secret war, the intimate war, which resides in closed rooms, in seemingly ordinary homes. Yet these poems are written, reader, with such delicacy, such concern for image, for pause, and purpose – for, in fact, beauty. Yes, these poems and prose pieces turn on the beauty of poetry, of what art can accomplish. I bid you open the book. It is a miracle.”
-Veronica Golos, author of Vocabulary of Silence and winner of New Mexico Book Award for Poetry

Publisher: JB Stillwater Publishing; 1st edition (April 10, 2013)
Language: ‎English
Paperback: ‎136 pages
ISBN: 9781937240233

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