By Tania Runyan
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Taking on the personas of Eve, Sarah, Dinah, Mary, Martha and 5 different girls from the Bible, Tania Runyan bargains a beautiful choice of poems within which the traditional and glossy worlds collide. 1000 Vessels finds the typical and complicated reviews of ladies around the ages—loneliness, friendship, worry, wish, violence, love, bitterness, comfort.
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