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Mortal Trash (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kim Addonizio)

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Passionate and irreverent, Mortal Trash transports the readers into a world of wit, lament, and desire. In a section called “Over the Bright and Darkened Lands,” canonical poems are torqued into new shapes. “Except Thou Ravish Me,” reimagines John Donne’s famous “Batter my heart, Three-person’d God” as told from the perspective of a victim of domestic violence. Like Pablo Neruda, Addonizio hears “a swarm of objects that call without being answered”: hospital crash carts, lawn gnomes, Evian bottles, wind-up Christmas creches, edible panties, cracked mirrors. Whether comic, elegiac, or ironic, the poems in Mortal Trash remind us of the beauty and absurdity of our time on earth.From “Scrapbook”:We believe in the one-ton roseand the displaced toilet equally. Our bluesassume you understandnot much, and try to be alive, just as we do,and that it may be helpful to hold the handof someone as lost as you.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 107
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Kim Addonizio
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2017
TCIN: 51837587
UPC: 9780393354348
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-5005
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