Betsy Fagin

Betsy Fagin (born May 3, 1972) is an American Poet. She is the author of Belief Opportunity, Rosemary Stretch, and For every solution there is a problem. She received degrees in literature and creative writing from Vassar College and CUNY Brooklyn College and completed a Master of Library Science degree in Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her poems have been published in various journals including the [http://www.poetryproject.com Poetry Project Newsletter] , [http://lungfull.org Lungfull!] , [http://fence.fenceportal.org Fence] and [http://www.fivefingersreview.org Five Fingers Review] . She is currently living in London.

Susana Gardner writes: [ cite web | url=http://micawberesque.blogspot.com/2006/06/rosemary-stretch-dusie-chap-by-betsy.html | first=Susana| last=Gardner | title=Reviews: Books received, recommended & otherwise noteworthy | accessdate=2008-08-11 | date=2006] - rosemary stretch - works for me on many levels. As I read it I am tempted to read it twice, and then a third time, along the left column and then the right, as well as in an interpolative sort of fashion, and it works, Oh,- and it works the reader, I like to feel worked a bit as I read and wonder the various possibilities toward textual interpretation, etc. This is also a series, which I think everyone must know by now, my favorite kind of form as it continues and is not at all (thank heavens) poem-a-page weary ---projecting the reader outside of the box or frame..so to speak.

And as for - rosemary stretch - the stretch could be as in time, no? the latin meaning of rosemary being, dew of the sea, and water does seem to highly influence this work.

Works

* Belief Oportunity, a chapbook published by [http://www.reenhead.com/biggame/biggame.html Big Game Books] in 2008.
* [http://www.dusie.org/fp_rsmry.pdf Rosemary Stretch] , a chapbook published by [http://www.dusie.org Dusie Press Kollektiv] Dusie 2006.
* For every solution there is a problem, a chapbook published by Open 24 Hours 2003.
* [http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do;jsessionid=B3AE4E9B1597DB126AD9C5AE9BEDDFFC?contentType=Article&contentId=860958 Title: 2001 Poets House Showcase]

Citations

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External Links

* [http://littleredleaves.com/LRL2/fagin.html Five poems] at Little Red Leaves
* [http://www.alicebluereview.org/seven/poetry/fagin.html Three poems] at Alice Blue Review
* [http://www.coconutpoetry.org/fagin1.htm Two poems] at Coconut
* [http://www.dcpoetry.com/anthology/10 One poem] at DC poetry
* [http://www.theeastvillage.com/tny/fagin/a.htm Three poems] at East Village Poetry Web
* [http://www.wordforword.info/vol7/Fagin.htm Two poems] at Word for/word

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