Girls Like You, by Margot Douaihy

November 15, 2015

Girls Like You-scannedGirls Like You is a masterful collection—at turns haunting, hilarious and heartbreaking. Douaihy pulls off a magic trick: by focusing our attention to deeply intimate moments and memories, her gorgeously wrought poems conjure the epic.”

—Stephen Karam, 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, author of Sons of the Prophet

“In Girls Like You, Margot Douaihy spins us into the heart of living with a direct, passionate voice:…Even when I’m still, something’s clawing—what’s clawing are these stunning poems, alive with bravery and crisp imagination.”
—Jan Beatty, author of The Switching/Yard

“Part Sappho, part Sexton, part Bishop and part Akhmatova, Margot Douaihy’s poems have urban sophistication, energy and a conscience.”
—Kathryn Maris, author of God Loves You

“With technical virtuosity, Douaihy deftly moves from crystalline free verse, to densely wrought prose poems, to tight forms like the triolet or villanelle. Her speakers are plaintive, seductive, and strident in turn, bearing witness to a young woman’s coming of age on the cusp of the twenty-first century.”
—Amy Lemmon, author of Saint Nobody 

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