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Left dead after our cultures were broken by triumphant enemies, our stories changed to suit others. We now change them again to suit ourselves. Songs and Stories of the Ghouls purports to give power to the dead--voices to the victims of genocide both ancient and contemporary--and presence to women. Medea did not kill her sons; Dido founds a city, over and over again, the c ...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Wesleyan University Press
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Carrie Lorig
"Was supposed to be endlessly
interested. I don't want you
driving towards the danger
coast, I don't want you."

what a bad ass warrior! alice says intention < attention. and I say yes! and i dig with her and care about the bodies and love the light crushing me.
Naomi
Some amazingly powerful and resonant images, these are complex poems inviting contemplation.
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On Page 67 and still in love. Will probably return to this text to unpack "ghoulishness" a bit more.
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