Vivian Shipley

 

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THE POETRY CENTER

 

AT PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

 

2011 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement

 

for Previous Winners of The Paterson Poetry Prize

 

 

Vivian Shipley, All of Your Messages Have Been Erased

 

(Louisiana Literature Press)

 

 

 

 

Finalist for Poetry — 2011 Connecticut Book Awards

 

Vivian Shipley, All of Your Messages Have Been Erased

 

(Louisiana Literature Press)

 

 

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Vivian Shipley’s New Collection ALL OF YOUR MESSAGES HAVE BEEN ERASED 

 

 

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2011 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement

 

The Connecticut Press Club Prize for Best Creative Writing

 

 

Vivian Shipley’s voice is compelling as she speaks for the women in her book. She gives word to their loss and loneliness, their passion, as well as her own. These poems fill the reader with a sense of wonder at the existence of such ordinary people, their extraordinary struggle and alienation, their grief and rebellious attitudes in the face of life’s tragedy. — Stellasue Lee, RATTLE

 

 

In her haunting new book of poetry, Vivian Shipley effectively captures the striking voices of many people forgotten by history. All of Your Messages Have Been Erased (Louisiana Literature Press 2010) works to shift the balance of power in the fight between history’s selective ear, and the individuals who struggle to be heard.

— Adam Nunez, Blue Mesa Review

 

 

Not one poem in All of Your Messages Have Been Erased can be ignored and, as a result, we will not be able to erase the messages delivered in this book. This collection shows Shipley as a master poet, one of our finest. ... Absorb the words, the music of Vivian Shipley’s language, that we are fortunate enough not to have to miss. This is a collection you will not want to miss.

Yanaguana Literary Review

 

 

We may seek the emotional lives of others in a theatrical drama, but Vivian Shipley never overlooks the significance of small things, even in the light of historical events.— David Chorlton, FutureCycle Poetry

 

 

Shipley, Vivian. All of Your Messages Have Been Erased. Louisiana Literature Press, 2010. ISBN-10: 0945083270, ISBN-13: 978-0945083276, 126pp.

 

 

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