About the Book:
As poets, we are asked to bear witness to our lives and the world around us with an unflinching candor and a linguistic dexterity that gives others a way to see more clearly, to know more clearly. Tara Shea Burke’s poems invite us to step into a current that carries us into ourselves and simultaneously toward the larger story. If we often feel sick-hearted in our efforts to wrestle with so much of the so much these poems are part of the cure. Read this book. ~ Tim Seibles, National Book Award Finalist and author of Fast Animal, Buffalo Head Solos, and more.
Yes, let the body beg, because it only begs for what it is due: at the door of history, at the juncture of our present. In these visceral and honest poems, Tara Shea Burke touches the deep fundament of human— not just female— experience, and demands that we do the same. When we do, I guarantee that we will be changed. So then, let the body crave and eat; let it cry and howl. But also, let the body sing and praise; and love, and love, and love. ~ Luisa A. Igloria, author of Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser (2014 May Swenson Prize, Utah State University Press, summer 2014), Juan Luna’s Revolver (2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize, University of Notre Dame Press), and other books.
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