Lizzie Borden in Love, a collection of poems by national bestselling author, Julianna Baggott, offers poignant commentary in the voices of women as varied as Mary Todd Lincoln and Monica Lewinsky. The poems often focus on a particular moment in life: Katherine Hepburn discovers the dead body of her brother in an attic, or painter, Mary Cassatt mourns the failure of her eyesight. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes ecstatic, the poems in this collection never fail the trust of the subjects of their intimate portrayals.
Julianna Baggott is the author of the collection of poems, This Country of Mothers, published by Southern Illinois University Press, and four novels - the national bestseller Girl Talk, The Miss America Family, The Madam, and Which Brings Me To You: A Novel in Confessions, cowritten with Steve Almond. She also writes novels for younger readers under the pen name N.E. Bode. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including the Best American Poetry series. Baggott teaches at Florida State University in the Creative Writing Program and Film School. She lives with her husband and their three children.