Download e-book for kindle: Animal Purpose: Poems (Hollis Summers Poetry Prize) by Michelle Y. Burke

By Michelle Y. Burke

ISBN-10: 0821421980

ISBN-13: 9780821421987

“Burke’s delicate and courageous poems refuse to show clear of the cruelties of the area, either the sort we undergo and the sort we unwittingly inflict—and but, while they endure witness, they insist on pleasure. And tilt in the direction of wish. And pry good looks from not going places.” —Lia Purpura

In Animal Purpose, Michelle Y. Burke explores the lives of guys and ladies as they stand poised among the need to like and the compulsion to hurt. in a single poem, a lady teaches a farmhand the right kind technique to slaughter a truckload of chickens. In one other, a pair confronts the new lack of a friend whilst a stranger makes an unforeseen confession in a crowded eating place. Set in either rural and concrete areas, those poems problem obtained rules approximately paintings, gender, and position. chance blurs into attractiveness and again back. Burke scours the not easy edges of the realm to discover “fleeting softness,” which she needs “into the area like pollen that covers everything.”

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