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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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Karen
Jul 16, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
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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
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Aug 12, 2016 Tovah rated it really liked it
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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.
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May 21, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
She turns the slush of the Midwest into a handful of shattered sequins. I could live forever in a Sara Tracey poem!
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"...but if he had said wait, she would have
stood in one place until
the grass died beneath her."
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