The octopus museum : poems /
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The octopus museum : poems /

"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...

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Main Author: Shaughnessy, Brenda, 1970- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Edition:First Edition.
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Summary:"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"--
Item Description:"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Physical Description:xi, 68 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography:INcludes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780525655657
0525655654