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"In Ange Mlinko's Shoulder Season observation and metaphor are always on edge. . . . The poems are at once formally engaged, playful, and disturbing. It's a wild ride and a great read."--Rae Armantrout

With a title that plays upon "shouldering" one's burden, this equally fanciful and hard-hitting collection captures the uncertainties and economic turmoil of twenty-first-cen
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Paperback, 81 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Coffee House Press (first published 2010)
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Martha Silano
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Mlinko's verse is always surprising, pleasingly cerebral yet feeling-full. I enjoyed this book immensely and continue to re-read my fav poems from it. Highly recommended.
Amy
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Gorgeous poems, at once both formal & wayward. Think John Ashbery writing in terza rima.
Aaron Belz
Aug 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I just reviewed this awesome book for Comment. I'll post a link on my blog when it's up.
Lisa Rector
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Favorite poems are - Treatment (pg. 2), Peonage, Eros of Heroines, and The Leaves Are Falling.
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Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
some poems are fascinating, most are meticulously disjoined, angular, & forced.
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A lovely, synesthetic poetic cup of tea. Well steeped.
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Ange Mlinko is an American poet. The author of four books of poetry, she is currently an associate professor in the English department at the University of Florida. She was the poetry editor for The Nation from 2013-2016.
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