The Octopus Museum: Poems Brenda Shaughnessy

The Octopus Museum: Poems

Author: Brenda Shaughnessy
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Book Title
The Octopus Museum: Poems
Author
Brenda Shaughnessy
ISBN
9780525655657
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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Brenda ShaughnessyPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 03/19/2019ISBN: 9780525655657Pages: 96Weight: 0.80lbsSize: 9.20h x 7.20w x 0.60dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/25/2019
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Brenda Shaughnessy
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 03/19/2019
ISBN: 9780525655657
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 9.20h x 7.20w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/25/2019
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Brenda Shaughnessy
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 03/19/2019
ISBN: 9780525655657
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 9.20h x 7.20w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/25/2019