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Living Must Bury

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"Living Must Bury is a powerhouse, a slaughterhouse, a cathouse-oracle of a first book. Josie Sigler's incantatory poems build in yawps of collage that carve out the shape of her poems' heart-puncturing hurt."—Alex Lemon

"What strange, archaic, 3-D prayer is this? A lucid palimpsest showing us where the gold is buried."—Rachel Zucker
Paperback, 63 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Fence Books (first published 2009)
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Dawn
Feb 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Gotta say that I loved the "Contents" in this book. What is usually a list of titles and page numbers, Sigler weaves into a whopper of a poem. I'm a sucker for prayerish poems and "Contents" was one of the best I've read to date. So why not 5 stars, you ask? Hmmm. More difficult question. I liked the book a lot. The poems are sort of lyric catalogs of personal and public violence (feral children, wife beating, prisoners of war). I loved moments like in "O You With a Spine":
O Panhandler, O Heart,
...more
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Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Stunning. Beautiful. It's the finest I've read in a very long time.
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