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The Resource Monsters, zombies + addicts : poems, Gwendolyn Zepeda

Monsters, zombies + addicts : poems, Gwendolyn Zepeda

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Monsters, zombies + addicts : poems
Title
Monsters, zombies + addicts
Title remainder
poems
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Gwendolyn Zepeda
Title variation
  • Monsters, zombies and addicts
  • Monsters, zombies plus addicts
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Language
eng
Summary
"I was scared of a thing that might have happened. In daytime I m sure it / never did. At night, I don t trust daylit memories or instincts. In nightmares, like / filmstrips, the feared thing occurs." In her second poetry collection, monsters real and imagined chase Houston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda through late nights when she can t sleep. Ghosts routinely visit in the early morning hours, but in spite of her fears, she dares to believe that she has escaped the devils that once followed her. This collection of 62 narrative poems contains witty observations about the rituals of contemporary life. In "Cocktail Hours", she wonders, "What if all my nights were Christmas lights on patios with tinkling drinks /and fun conversations." And in "Recipe for Fun," Zepeda offers a ten-point guide to soothing away life s frustrations, including a suggestion to get some peace by giving "everyone in your house pizza, cat food or video games." Musings on family, remembrances of childhood games and encounters with strangers (and ants!) fill this clever, thought-provoking collection in which Zepeda dares to express her individuality. She knows that she is different, "Maybe I am a boy in drag. / Especially here, where I don t feel like / everybody else." She doesn t follow others blindly or do what society expects of her. Readers will appreciate this second poetry collection, which is deeply personal yet universal in its hopes and fears
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Zepeda, Gwendolyn
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626.E46
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
poetry
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  • Poetry
  • American poetry
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Monsters, zombies + addicts : poems, Gwendolyn Zepeda
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn894313432
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
84 pages
Isbn
9781558858107
Lccn
2015003061
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)894313432
Label
Monsters, zombies + addicts : poems, Gwendolyn Zepeda
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894313432
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
84 pages
Isbn
9781558858107
Lccn
2015003061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894313432

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