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Voices in Italian Americana reviews Paola Corso’s “The Laundress Catches Her Breath”

Paola Corso’s poems about women’s work and lives bring to life an intimate and fragile world without a hint of sentimentality. Take “Step by Step with the Laundress”: Hang a taut line. Keep a clothespin in your mouth as if … Continue reading

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Italian Americana reviews “The Laundress Catches Her Breath”

This charming, poignant collection, winner of the 2012 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing from the Working Class Association, paints a haunting portrait of working-class Pittsburgh as experienced by Corso’s protagonist known only as the laundress. Read the full review … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “The Laundress” by Paola Corso

from The Laundress Catches Her Breath The Laundress 1. Sheets are wet worrisome mounds in the basket, socks a pair of sorry balls dripping in self-pity, underwear a limp limbo of cotton blends no longer soaking wet and not yet … Continue reading

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“Blow Out the Candles” by Paola Corso

there was        no twister        out her window no gale spinning        a black cloud she mused        at the shingled pyramid        floating above her she dreamt   … Continue reading

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“The Landress Catches Her Breath” wins Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing

Congratulations to Paola Corso! First Prize winner of the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing for The Laundress Catches Her Breath Judge’s comment: This book is a precisely visionary evocation of working-class Pittsburgh and the struggles of working women, in … Continue reading

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CKP titles are finalists for ForeWord Book of the Year Awards!

We are thrilled that two of our 2012 publications have been announced as finalists for the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. Drum roll please… In the category of Poetry: The Laundress Catches Her Breath By Paola Corso In the category of … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews Interviews Paola Corso

NIN ANDREWS The Laundress Catcher Her Breath is such an amazing read.  I rarely pick up a poetry book that I cannot put down, but this one had me at hello.  From the first poem to the last.  Maybe we … Continue reading

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