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Animal Purpose : Poems (Paperback) (Michelle Y. Burke)

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In Animal Purpose, Michelle Y. Burke explores the lives of men and women as they stand poised between the desire to love and the compulsion to harm. In one poem, a woman teaches a farmhand the proper way to slaughter a truckload of chickens. In another, a couple confronts the recent loss of a loved one when a stranger makes an unexpected confession in a crowded restaurant. Set in both rural and urban spaces, these poems challenge received ideas about work, gender, and place. Danger blurs into beauty and back again. Burke scours the hard edges of the world to find fleeting softness,” which she wishes into the world like pollen that covers everything.”

Number of Pages: 65.0
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
Author: Michelle Y. Burke
Language: English
Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 51136460
UPC: 9780821421987
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-2094

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