Animal Purpose: Poems (Hollis Summers Poetry Prize) by Michelle Y. Burke PDF

By Michelle Y. Burke

“Burke’s gentle and courageous poems refuse to show clear of the cruelties of the area, either the sort we suffer and the type we unwittingly inflict—and but, whilst they undergo witness, they insist on pleasure. And tilt in the direction of wish. And pry good looks from not likely places.” —Lia Purpura

In Animal Purpose, Michelle Y. Burke explores the lives of guys and ladies as they stand poised among the need to like and the compulsion to hurt. in a single poem, a girl teaches a farmhand the correct method to slaughter a truckload of chickens. In one other, a pair confronts the hot lack of a family member while a stranger makes an unforeseen confession in a crowded eating place. Set in either rural and concrete areas, those poems problem obtained principles approximately paintings, gender, and position. threat blurs into good looks and again back. Burke scours the challenging edges of the area to discover “fleeting softness,” which she needs “into the area like pollen that covers everything.”

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