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Poetry. "Extreme intimacy paired simultaneously with objective distance--it is an odd, almost impossible, but compelling juxtaposition of feelings and revelations that we are gifted with in this book. The language is consistently profound even in its brevity, equal measures of brutally frightening and whisperingly tender. These are survivor monologues, emanating from somew ...more
Paperback, 65 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Black Lawrence Press
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Common Ancestor gets under your skin, quietly, embedding itself deeper with the passage of every exquisite sentence. There is a lot to be struck by in this collection, but one of the things that struck me most was the juxtaposition between the brutality of the worlds the speakers in these poem inhabit with the tenderness with which that world is rendered. The collection sets this tone from the first line of the poem "For effect, Red Wreck writes in rabbits, because they're quick and quivering an ...more
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A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written 2 chapters of various different subject matter types of prose (book). They were all very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of ...more