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Eating Bread and Honey

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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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Tricia Barker
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Yvette Neisser Moreno
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rich language; compelling, thought-provoking poems. I give it 4 rather than 5 because some of the poems about animals were a little too weird for my taste, like "Kissing a Kit Fox." But it's still absolutely worth reading.
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Aug 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Animals and People: "The Human Heart in Conflict with Itself" is a thoughtful piece. I've read and re-read it and shared it with others. I'll never think of animals the same way again.
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