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BECAUSE I AM FURNITURE by Thalia Chaltas

This ruling concerns whether her novel-in-verse, BECAUSE I AM FURNITURE, is one long poem, 3 long poems (Part One, Part Two, Part Three) or multiple poems within each part.

The author's own explanation is:

"Each poem begins with a dingbat that is shaped something like a leaf. The novel itself is separated into Parts. Each Part is not an individual poem, but is made up of poems."

 

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