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Carol Muske-Dukes
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In her collection of essays about women and poetry titled Women and Poetry: Truth, Autobiography, and the Shape of the Self (1997), Muske-Dukes reviews her own poetry written over approximately twenty years to discover her own changing attitudes about women and poetry.

In the novel Life after Death (2001), Muske-Dukes tells the story of a woman who, in a fit of anger, tells her husband to die. To her horror, he does, on the tennis court. This death is hauntingly similar to that of Muske-Dukes's husband, who died on a tennis court immediately before the publication of this novel.

Muske-Dukes's collection of essays Married to the Icepick Killer: A Poet in Hollywood (2002) captures moments in her life as an artist living in film-crazy Los Angeles. Muske-Dukes also writes about her marriage and the challenges two artists face in living together.

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