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Uneasy and vigilantly aware of the mire of awareness, these poems wrest from daily encounters of city life a contentious consciousness that can open, albeit explosively to each next instant. Just as the title connotes both the short smoothbore gun used by the military to wreak havoc and the organic material made from cement, sand, lime, and water that bonds the bricks of a cityscape together, this collection of poetry offers both the emergency of societys destructive failings and the sometimes vexed sometimes confoundingly transformative emergence of intimacy between self and other. The fragments that construct these poems court grammar and turn from it, their slipperiness befits both the anxiety and ambivalence— the pleasure and the trap—of attempting to name the known, the knowable, and then to find oneself snared in the constructs that such knowing compels one to inhabit.

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Sara Mumolo is a poet whose work has appeared in 1913: A Journal of Forms, Berkeley Poetry Review, Eleven Eleven, Volt, and West Wind Review, among others. She is the program manager for the MFA program in creative writing at Saint Marys College of California, the coeditor of the chapbook series Calaveras, and a poetry editor at Omnidawn. Her work Mortar was a finalist for the 1913 First Book Prize. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Mumolo, Sara
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Mumolo, Sarah
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Poetry-A to Z
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