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Steal It Back
Steal It Back

Steal It Back


96 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $20.00)

Publication Date: October 2015

ISBN 9780991545490

Rights: US & CA

Saturnalia Books (Oct 2015)

Price: $15.00


What if all women try to Steal It Back? America, art, life. They’re in Sephora, on Twitter, at McDonald’s. They’re single mothers and teachers, Catholic schoolgirls and martyrs. And they’re all stealing it back. Sylvia Plath gets a Malibu beach house. Lady Gaga hatches from an egg of triumph. They’re hovering between the tax collectors and the Romantics, between Florida’s lakes and every lavish thing in seventeenth-century France. Steal It Back journeys through America’s factories, its Bed Bath & Beyonds, and its homes, where desires rise and fall, where they decide what they will fight for and what they will concede. Steal It Back, Sandra Simonds’s fourth poetry collection, is a primal scream that we can’t help but pay attention to.

Author Biography

SANDRA SIMONDS is the author of The Sonnets, Mother Was a Tragic Girl, and Warsaw Bikini. Her poems have been anthologized in the Best American Poetry 2014 and 2015. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Granta, American Poetry Review, Chicago Review, Fence, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of English and humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.