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Cockfights, a prophetic turnip, the "pharmack mysteries" of antidepressants . . . in this book the natural world looms as a potent and nearly conscious force: sacred, occasionally malicious, a visceral metaphor for desire, transcendence and loss.The power in these poems comes from a persistently idiosyncratic combination of subject, language and tone: the dark emotion energy of the subjects — illness, witch trials, lost children — the lush, urgent language, and the exacting, wry, relentlessly unsentimental tone.

About the Author

Amy Beeder teaches poetry at the University of New Mexico and at the Taos Summer Writer's Conference. Her awards include the 2001 "Discover"/The Nation Award, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, and a Witness Emerging Writers Award. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Nation, AGNI, and other publications. She is Poetry Editor for the Blue Mesa Review, and lives in Albuquerque with her husband and two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887484483
Author:
Beeder, Amy
Publisher:
Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Carnegie Mellon Poetry
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
68
Dimensions:
8.48x5.50x.20 in. .25 lbs.

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