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April 3, 2013

The Sally Draper Poems

mad-men-sally-draperWhile I never finished reading The Collected Stories of John Cheever, which has been sitting on the table before me now for more than 2 years, my literary obsession with Mad Men continues, as does my obsession with Mad Men in general. (We have spent the last while rewatching the entire series, and are now partway through Season 4. We will save Season 6 until our baby sleeps for at least an hour at a time. Basically, I do not care to acknowledge that there are any other televisions shows in the world.)

So I was overjoyed to read “The Sally Draper Poems”, written by one of my favourite poets Jennica Harper. These poems are so very good, demonstrating Harper’s sharp wit, gift for voice, and her amazing sympathy with a young girl’s perspective. I love the texture that they add to the Mad Men universe.

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One thought on “The Sally Draper Poems”

  1. m says:

    I love these poems so much. Jennica is such an awesome poet.

    I haven’t watched Season 5 yet, but have spotted it my video store (I know, how 90s). I’m considering rewatching the whole series first.

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