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Carole Simmons Oles is a professor of English at California State University at Chico. She is the author of a number of books, including Night Watches: Inventions on the Life of Maria Mitchell, Stunts, and Sympathetic Systems. Among her honors are a Poetry Society of America Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and four Prairie Schooner Awards.

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"Oles has deftly, clearly, resolutely brought to light the story of this 19th century woman artist." -- Rosanna Warren "In this astounding and flawlessly structured book Oles has entered into a passionate dialogue with ... Hosmer." -- Richard Jackson "How often is a book of poems simultaneously inspiring, informative, fun, solid as marble, sensuous as flesh, tough-minded and downright beautiful? Waking Stone is all those things.... When I started, I couldn't stop--the force of these poems blew me away." -- Alicia Ostriker "How often is a book of poems simultaneously inspiring, informative, fun, solid as marble, sensuous as flesh, tough-minded and downright beautiful? Waking Stone is all those things. . . . When I started, I couldn't stop--the force of these poems blew me away." --Alicia Ostriker, author of No Heaven "In this astounding and flawlessly structured book Oles has entered into a passionate dialogue with . . . Hosmer." --Richard Jackson, author of Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems "Oles has deftly, clearly, resolutely brought to light the story of this 19th century woman artist." --Rosanna Warren, author of Departure: Poems How often is a book of poems simultaneously inspiring, informative, fun, solid as marble, sensuous as flesh, tough-minded and downright beautiful? Waking Stone is all those things. . . . When I started, I couldn t stopthe force of these poems blew me away. Alicia Ostriker, author of No Heaven In this astounding and flawlessly structured book Oles has entered into a passionate dialogue with . . . Hosmer. Richard Jackson, author of Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems Oles has deftly, clearly, resolutely brought to light the story of this 19th century woman artist. Rosanna Warren, author of Departure: Poems "

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