The Octopus Museum
  • Author : Brenda Shaughnessy
  • Release Date : 19 March 2019
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525655664
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Download or read book entitled The Octopus Museum written by Brenda Shaughnessy and published by Knopf online. This book was released on 19 March 2019 with total pages 96. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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Publisher : Duke University Press
Genre : Reference
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