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The octopus museum : poems / Brenda Shaughnessy.

The octopus museum : poems

Shaughnessy, Brenda, 1970- author. (Author).

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Main 811.54 Sh25om (Text) 31307023840186 New Checked out 07/19/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780525655657 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0525655654 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 68 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2019.

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"This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics. Informed by Brenda Shaughnessy's craft as a poet and her worst fears as a mother, the poems in The Octopus Museum blaze forth from her pen: in these pages, we see that what was once a generalized fear for our children (car accidents, falling from a tree) is now hyper-reasonable, specific, and multiple: school shootings, nuclear attack, loss of health care, a polluted planet. As Shaughnessy conjures our potential future, she movingly (and often with humor) envisions an age where cephalopods might rule over humankind, a fate she suggests we may just deserve after destroying their oceans. These heartbreaking, terrified poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves, and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: American poetry > 21st century.

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