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Junk / Tommy Pico.


Pico, Tommy, author. (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main 811.6 P587j (Text) 31307023378807 Non Fiction Available -
Westside 811.6 P587j (Text) 31307023378799 Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781941040973
  • ISBN: 1941040977
  • Physical Description: 72 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"The third book in Tommy Pico's Teebs trilogy, Junk is a breakup poem in couplets: ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese. In the static that follows the loss of a job or an apartment or a boyfriend, what can you grab onto for orientation? The narrator wonders what happens to the seson, how do these lost markers of identity echo larger cultural losses and erasures in a changing political landscape? In part taking its cue from A.R. Ammons's Garbage, Teebs names this liminal space "Junk," in the sense that a junk shop is full of old things waiting for their next use; diffnse of self when the illusion of security has been stripped away. And for an indigenous pererent items that collectively become indistinct. But can there be a comfort outside the anxiety of utility? An appreciation of "being" for the sake of being? And will there be Chili Cheese Fritos?"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
Winner of the Whiting Award.
Subject: Poetry.
Genre: Narrative poetry.

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