Poetry will save your life a memoir by Jill Bialosky

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  • Biography,
  • American poetry,
  • American Poets

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StatementJill Bialosky
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3552.I19 Z46 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 222 pages
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26926386M
ISBN 101451693206
ISBN 109781451693201
LC Control Number2016056306
OCLC/WorldCa980346509

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