Georgetown Peabody Library

The octopus museum, poems, Brenda Shaughnessy - hardback

Summary
"This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics. Informed by Brenda Shaughnessy's craft as a poet and her worst fears as a mother, the poems in The Octopus Museum blaze forth from her pen: in these pages, we see that what was once a generalized fear for our children (car accidents, falling from a tree) is now hyper-reasonable, specific, and multiple: school shootings, nuclear attack, loss of health care, a polluted planet. As Shaughnessy conjures our potential future, she movingly (and often with humor) envisions an age where cephalopods might rule over humankind, a fate she suggests we may just deserve after destroying their oceans. These heartbreaking, terrified poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves, and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization"--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
poetry
Copyright
Edition
First Edition.
Physical Description
68 pages, 23 cm
Isbn
9780525655657

Library Locations

  • Georgetown Peabody Library

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