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Another Bungalow by Maura Way
"With a deft hand and succinct syntax, Maura Way presents us with an exploration of memory that gives weight and meaning to the seemingly insignificant moments of life—teaching us to understand that what flits past us, may stay with us forever."
—Charlie Lovett, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale and The Lost Book of the Grail
"The living texture of late America: Another Bungalow reconstitutes it, spiky as it ever was. Way’s poems are short and quick, brilliantly witty, and unwind from themselves sinuously and ruthlessly. We need this kind of fun! Dauntless, cruel, all-heart, trustworthy fun."
—Catherine Wagner, author of Nervous Device
"The poems of Another Bungalow are endearing antidotes to memory’s rose-colored glasses; they chronicle the informal, indelible microeducations meted out through circumstance, strangers, and a quirky sense of humor. (Will having dressed as a hockey puck for Halloween determine your relationship with the man you met that evening?) If you never lost your bite-plate to the sea in a teenage laughing jag or conceded to a bully’s demands because they were addressed to the name on your second-hand gym shirt, you’ll still relate. Maura Way’s poems celebrate the 'satiation found out beyond the bronze,' the'small but generative victories' that keep us, in our normal lives, unique."
—Janet Holmes, author of The ms of my kin
Maura Way was born and raised in Washington, DC. Her poems have appeared in Verse, Beloit Poetry Journal, Drunken Boat, DIAGRAM, and The Chattahoochee Review. Maura has been a teacher for over twenty years, most recently at Summit School and New Garden Friends. She lives in a yellow brick bungalow in Greensboro with her husband Mark.