[Reading] ➱ Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z. ➹ Debra Weinstein – Ebats.us

Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z. Apprentice To The Flower Poet Z Tells The Story Of Annabelle Goldsmith, A College Sopho Who Has Been Hired To Work For A Celebrity Professor Renowned For Her Flower Poems Obsessed With The Question, What Is Poetry, Annabelle Thinks Her New Job With The Flower Poet Z Will Help Her Find The Answer What She Learns Instead Is Something Altogether DifferentPraised By Reviewers Throughout The U.S And Abroad, Apprentice To The Flower Poet Z Is A Brilliant, Funny Novel About Poets, Workshops, And Literary Ambition Filled With Kooky Poetry And Unforgettable Characters, This Coming Of Age Novel Is Brain Candy For Aspiring Writers.

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➱ Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z. ➹ Debra Weinstein – Ebats.us


  1. says:

    Writing satire about the poetry world is like shooting similes in a barrel Line for line, there s nofertile subject than the black turtleneck crowd clutching their foundation funded chapbooks in the student lounge.A debut novel from Debra Weinstein scans this oeuvre with deflating wit In fact, Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z should be required reading for anyone who uses the word oeuvre Annabelle, a wide eyed undergraduate at New York University, opens the novel by telling us, Thi Writing satire about the poetry world is like shooting similes in a barrel Line for line, there s nofertile subject than the black turtleneck crowd clutching their foundation funded chapbooks in the student lounge.A debut novel from Debra Weinstein scans this oeuvre with deflating wit In fact, Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z should be required reading for anyone who uses the word oeuvre Annabelle, a wide eyed undergraduate at New York University, opens the novel by telling us, This is the story of how I came to momentary prominence in the world of poetry and, through a series of misunderstandings, destroyed ...


  2. says:

    Like The Devil Wears Prada for poets.


  3. says:

    Z. is a must read for anyone who has logged time in a poetry workshop This published poet s first novel an All About Eve with literary grants Detroit Free Press is witty and generous The New York Times and a keenly observed, droll satire Miami Herald While some critics found the constant word play and wit cloying and cited a few flat characters, most reviewers praised Weinstein s energetic send up of the literary art scene Yes, Annabelle is unbelievably clueless, and her life isZ. is a must read for anyone who has logged time in a poetry workshop This published poet s first novel an All About Eve with literary grants Detroit Free Press is witty and generous The New York Times and a keenly observed, droll satire Miami Herald While some critics found the constant word play and wit cloying and cited a few flat characters, most reviewers praised Weinstein s energetic send...


  4. says:

    I enjoyed this book because I started my professional life working at a large University after receiving a graduate degree in English I mention this only because I think it heightened my curiosity about the book as well as my enjoyment of it.The other reviewers were fairly harsh in their criticism of the novel and I can t disagree with many of their statements b...


  5. says:

    Entertaining and clever.


  6. says:

    A very funny book about a backstabbing, demanding poet and her apprentice I really liked the poetry workshop scenes they are very true to life.


  7. says:

    Bad not good I read this because of its insider s take on the American Poetry Establishmentand it is rather fun in a snarky sort of way My problem with it is that it is not convincing at all I read this a couple years ago, so I am hazy on the details I started re reading it a couple weeks ago and quickly remembered why my first reaction had been negative I just don t believe much of ita...


  8. says:

    In other reviews, folks said that this book was a little too devil wears prada ish I agree that many of the themes are similar, but what was interesting was the process of discovery that Annabelle, the main character, goes through She doesn t recognize her boss as tormentor until very late in the game It is fun for the reader to watch her figure it out.I also enjoyed the snippets of poetry and commentary on the poetry world throughout I am not a huge fan of poetry but a stanza or two here an In other reviews, folks said that this book was a little too devil wears prada ish I agree that many of the themes are similar, but what was interesting was the process of discovery that Annabelle, the main character, goes through She doesn t recognize her boss as tormentor until very late in the game It is fu...


  9. says:

    This book made me wish I knewanything about poetry and academia, because it seems to be a brilliant send up of both worlds and the intersection of those worlds It is so cleverly written, but I m afraid my own dearth of knowledge caused me to miss a ...


  10. says:

    I read Flower Poet and Between Friends by Debbie Macomber yesterday I d have to say that I d rate them pretty closely together, though for different reasons If you are looking for a gentle read, with c...

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