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Hunger: Poems
Lola Haskins
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Hunger: Poems

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  1 Review
These practiced, wonderfully grounded poems display considerable range and a natural voice in a world quietly alive with metaphor. Haskins has a fascinating touch, an oblique, quick approach that makes her work unique. She has an incisive eye for a world which is alive with things felt and seen. Hunger shows us through this powerful gift how hunger of the soul feels, what ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by University of Iowa Press
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Lilly Marie Amenson
When I first started reading Hunger, I though the writing was a little too simplistic and lacked detail and flare. However, the further I got into it, the more I realized I was wrong. The anthology is broken into six sections, each with a different theme, and a different "voice". I enjoyed how the narrator changed from section to section. My favorite poem is below:

For Someone Considering Death

I told you.
Life is one big Hanon
up and down the piano,
five fingers skipping over each other
in ever conce
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