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Brittney Scott The Derelict Daughter, my first and only book so far, is a culmination of really an entire life of writing. I imagine no other book will ever be this…moreThe Derelict Daughter, my first and only book so far, is a culmination of really an entire life of writing. I imagine no other book will ever be this way for me. Ever. I wonder if other first books are like this. Some of these poems are fifteen years old. Twenty. Maybe I wrote them first in grade school. Every single word has probably changed at this point, but b/c I save every draft, I could track the original back to its terrible adolescence. To my own terrible adolescence. Besides a few time compressions, a few half-truths, a little switching around of events and ideas, these poem are 100% true. I think poetry has to tell the truth. It can tell the truth with lies or it can tell the truth with truth. Or, as Emily Dickinson says, it can "tell it slant." Most of these poems are just painfully simple. They are narratives about the most damaging events in my life. I haven't decided if this is selfish or not, but I had to write them. (less)
Brittney Scott A second collection of poems that's partly an exploration on the long-lasting effects of trauma and partly an exploration on happiness.
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"I didn't like this book as much as I liked "Calling Dr. Laura," and I also didn't like Georges in it as much as I did in her earlier graphic memoir. I felt throughout a lot of it that small anger I get at bad dog parents. It's kind of annoying to..." Read more of this review »
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Philip Levine
“Thirty years will pass before I remember
that moment when suddenly I knew each man
has one brother who dies when he sleeps
and sleeps when he rises to face this life,

and that together they are only one man
sharing a heart that always labours, hands
yellowed and cracked, a mouth that gasps
for breath and asks, Am I gonna make it?”
Philip Levine




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