The Madness Vase [NOOK Book]

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Andrea Gibson's second book of poems, TITLE, offers a breathtaking continuation of the poet's most tender and honest work. Her fist book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns opened the door to Gibson's unapologetic voice, yet TITLE manages to take an even more intimate look at the subjects of family, war, spirituality, gender, grief and hope. The poems' topics range from hate crimes to playgrounds, from international conflict to hometowns, from falling in love to the desperation of loneliness. Gibson's work seizes us by...
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The Madness Vase

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Overview

Andrea Gibson's second book of poems, TITLE, offers a breathtaking continuation of the poet's most tender and honest work. Her fist book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns opened the door to Gibson's unapologetic voice, yet TITLE manages to take an even more intimate look at the subjects of family, war, spirituality, gender, grief and hope. The poems' topics range from hate crimes to playgrounds, from international conflict to hometowns, from falling in love to the desperation of loneliness. Gibson's work seizes us by the collar and hauls us inside some of her darkest moments, then releases out the other side. Moments later, we find ourselves inhaling words that fill us with light. Her luminous imagery is a buoy that allows us to resurface from her world clutching new possibilities of our own.

Throughout her career, Gibson's poems have always been a call to social justice. But this collection goes beyond awareness.Herimages linger in our psyches and entreat us to action. They challenge us to grow into our own skin. The journey may be raw at times but we are continuously left inspired, held, and certain we are not alone. By the time you finish reading TITLE, you too will believe, "Folks like us/We've got shoulder blades that rust in the rain/But they are still G-sharp/Whenever our spinal chords are tuned to the key of redemption/So go ahead world/Pick us/To make things better.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935904380
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 198,354
  • File size: 639 KB

Meet the Author

Lauren Zuniga is a nationally touring poet and teaching artist. She is the founder of Oklahoma Young Writers. In 2010, she was nominated for Oklahoma Poet Laureate. She serves on the board of the IAO Gallery, tours for the Oklahoma Arts Council. She has competed in 9 national level poetry competitions.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Brittney to Jared

    Syanara Jackass!

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    Posted April 1, 2012

    Thing 1 to jared: i want...

    I WABT U TO LIKE ME

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    Posted March 30, 2012

    Lightningstar

    This book is disturbing in someways! Im 14 too. Im about to cum.

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