Main Instructions, Abject & Fuming

Instructions, Abject & Fuming

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In this inventive collection, Julianna Baggott invites readers to reconsider basic assumptions about language, faith, motherhood, and love. With a sharply honed voice featuring parentheticals that often comment on and sometimes undercut what has come before, these poems whirl through contemporary America, engaging with topics as diverse and timely as Russian mail-order brides, Internet bullying, and school shootings. Alongside her cultural commentary, the speaker frankly confronts love and sex, as well as the beauty and brutality of having children. Still other poems reflect questions and considerations of faith: the speaker ponders St. Thomas in a pet store and imagines Jesus explaining to God how it feels to have a body. Baggott’s use of obsolete Old English words subverts common language and creates new ways of interrogating the world around us. There is heartache on these pages, but Baggott also offers humor, such as a complaint about a lover’s eating habits or an extended discourse on a baby’s rattle. Baggott’s latest proves to be a rollicking book sui generis.  
Request Code : ZLIBIO3180101
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Year:
2017
Edition:
1
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Language:
English
Pages:
88
ISBN 10:
0809335735
ISBN 13:
9780809335732
ISBN:
0809335735,9780809335732
Series:
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

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