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Some Kind of Shelter
by Sara Tracey (Goodreads Author)
Tracey maps a girlhood lineage embedded in danger, wreckage, yearning and healing. Her poems are love letters snared on bloody barbwire. Enter the hazardous, smoky, erotic atmosphere of Some Kind of Shelter, and be spellbound by her gut-wrenching poems: “a string of grace notes” craftily insisting “this will only hurt a little.” —Simone Muench, author of Orange Crush
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Misty Publications
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In her debut full-length collection of poetry, Tracey details the stories of two cousins – one who leaves Rust Belt Ohio and the other who stays – while intertwining their narratives with other portraits of the working-class world. Whether she is narrating a story about a couple who finds a comatose teenage girl in a trashbag of garbage or reciting a hymn-like mantra praising a town that is “a call girl knee-deep/in raspberry Jell-O” Tracey brings beauty and hope to a world that seems void of ...more
I liked how Tracey wove a story line through this collection. The images were clear and melancholy. A mix of prose poems and free verse. I don't really know much about poetry but these poems, set in truck stops and behind barns, set a scene and gave characters that felt real.