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The Resource Play dead, Francine J. Harris

Play dead, Francine J. Harris

Label
Play dead
Title
Play dead
Statement of responsibility
Francine J. Harris
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""This book talks smack. This book chews with its open mouth full of the juiciest words, the most indigestible images. This book undoes me. Francine J. Harris brilliantly ransacks the poet's toolkit, assembling art from buckets of disaster and shreds of hope. Nothing she lays her mind's eye on escapes. You, too, will be captured by her work."-Evie Shockley -- Lyrically raw and dangerously unapologetic, play dead challenges us to look at our cultivated selves as products of circumstance and attempts to piece together patterns amidst dissociative chaos. harris unearths a ruptured world dictated by violence-a place of deadly what ifs, where survival hangs by a thread. Getting by is carrying bruises and walking around with "half a skull. "From "low visibility":I have light in my mouth. I hunger you. You want what comes in drag. a black squirrel in a black tar lane, fresh from exhaust, hot and July's unearthed steam. You want to watch it run over. to study the sog. You want the stink of gristle buried in a muggy weather. I want the faulty mirage. a life of grass. we want the same thing. We want their deaths to break up the sun."--
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Harris, Francine J
Dewey number
811/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A78284
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
Label
Play dead, Francine J. Harris
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn920019110
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 85 pages
Isbn
9781938584251
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015036404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)920019110
Label
Play dead, Francine J. Harris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn920019110
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 85 pages
Isbn
9781938584251
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015036404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)920019110

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