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Eating Bread and Honey
Pattiann Rogers has developed a large and diverse following for poems that describe the natural world and one's place in it. In "Eating Bread and Honey", she celebrates this connection in her most sensual, lucid verse to date: a hymn to the human ability to feel through both emotional and physical senses.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 24th 1997 by Milkweed Editions
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One of my favorite long, contemporary poems is contained in this collection. "Animals and People" describes how we are one with animals, yet both fear this knowledge and delight in it. She spells out this contradiction by saying, "We abhor their viciousness and lack of pity, as we abhor our own viciousness and lack of pity. We love them and reproach them, just as we love and reproach ourselves." After reading this poem,,I'm sure you'll be more aware of the role animals play in our world and in o ...more