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The Animal Too Big to Kill: Poems

The Animal Too Big to Kill: Poems

  • Title: The Animal Too Big to Kill: Poems
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  • ISBN : 9780892554645
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 80 pages


This collection, winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor s Choice Award, further establishes Shane McCrae as an indispensible poetic voice With his unmistakable cadences, he probes insistently yet big heartedly into some paradoxes of belief and righteousness, confronting God from the quagmire of his upbringing half Black and raised by White supremacists.


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The Animal Too Big to Kill: Poems Reviews (6)

  • This book is amazing These poems feature a devout poet persona who meditates on his mother s death, on the many paradoxes and desperations of growing up black white trash, on factory workers, and on eating animals And he does all of this while wrapping in visions and religious narratives McCrae s rh [..]

  • This poet is so exciting that I quickly read all his work I could get my hands on This collection of his poems from 2015 uses each poem as a prayer, a direct address to Lord McCrae s fractured syntax and sentences continue to somehow still flow while disrupting the normal every day flow of language [..]

  • got this today and sat down to read it in one sitting McCrae might actually be my favorite living poet and that actually means something because most of my favorite poets are, in fact, alive he uses inventive, rhythmic syntax to uncover startlingly personal episodes that nonetheless have an emotiona [..]

  • all of these poems are affecting on their own, but i felt that the collection seemed a little scattershot, with much of the beginning of the book focusing on race from a child s perspective, a long poem about the poet s mother s death and leaving home, and a coda poem about vegetarianism , all drawn [..]

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