After Houses, Poetry for the Homeless by Claire Millikin

After Houses, Poetry for the Homeless by Claire Millikin

by Claire Millikin

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After Houses, Poetry for the Homeless by Claire Millikin by Claire Millikin

AFTER HOUSES is an extended meditation on homelessness. In unflinching, raw poetry, poet Claire Millikin explores states of homelessness, and a longing for, even a devotion to, houses--houses as spaces where one could be safe and at ease. The poems move through an American landscape, between the South and the North, between childhood and adulthood, reaching toward a home that's never reached, but always at one's fingertips. Throughout the collection, Millikin draws from personal and family history, from classical mythology and architectural theory, to shape a poetry of empathy, in which some of the places where people get lost in America are faced and given place. AFTER HOUSES echo the voices of girls who have not quite survived, but who persist, intact in the way that Rimbaud insists on intactness, in words.

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BN ID: 2940150793415
Publisher: 2Leaf Press
Publication date: 06/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

CLAIRE MILLIKIN is a poet, professor and scholar. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, and she has published the chapbook The Gleaners (Tiger’s Eye Press, 2013), her first poetry collection, Museum of Snow (Grayson Books, 2013). Millikin’s book, Witnessing Sadism in Texts of the American South, on photographer Carrie Mae Weems, authors Toni Morrison, Dorothy Allison and Flannery O’Connor, is forthcoming. She currently teaches Art History and Sociology as a Lecturer at University of Virginia.

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