The Apothecary's Heir

“The Apothecary’s Heir” by Julianne Buchsbaum

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A winning selection in the 2011 National Poetry Series, Julianne Buchsbaum’s The Apothecary’s Heir interrogates the wildness of nature, the decadence of urban sprawl, and the necessity of myth and history in our daily lives. While her third collection maintains a formal cohesiveness, Buchsbaum alternates three dominant modes—unrhymed couplets, block stanzas, and almost-sonnets—with fluidity and subtlety.

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