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Author Atkinson, Colette LaBouff, author.

Title Mean / Colette LaBouff Atkinson
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (ix, 51 pages)
Series Phoenix poets
Phoenix poets.
Contents Acknowledgments; Space Race; Mean; Mean, Part Two; Medium Intense Red Copper; Rocket; Loose; Heat Wave; Hart Crane Slept Here; Four; London (1987); Wrecking; Three Days of the Condor; The Glass Show Lounge; Bakasana; Deal; "I'm sorry I was blind"; Hover; Intention (The Dead Leaves); Gain; Spring Fling; New World; Laurel; Replacement Monkey; Spirit; Proximity; Juju's Sister; Gun Dog; Flower Girl; Park Bench; "Perhaps this verse would please you better -- Sue -- (2)"; Prosthetic; Garden Variety; "For God's sake, get out"; Route; 1652; Graphic Novel Romance (V for Vendetta); Ghost Squad
Summary In the appropriately titled Mean, Colette LaBouff Atkinson's speakers confront a series of cruel lovers, estranged ex-husbands and ex-ex-wives, neglectful parents, disrespectful children, menacing drunks, would-be rapists, well-meaning but ineffectual teachers, and that annoying kid in first grade who wouldn't leave you alone. Managing to "say" what most of us would only think but never dare speak out loud, this stunning debut collection reveals that the horrors and cruelty we experience in everyday life can turn out to be very real indeed. But Atkinson does not merely rake her subjects across
Notes Print version record
Subject Prose poems, American.
POETRY -- American -- General.
Prose poems, American
Genre/Form prose poems.
Prose poems
Prose poems.
Poèmes en prose.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226030609