Jar of Pennies

Jar of Pennies

by Sean Karns


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"Sean Karns will break your heart. The narrator of this collection makes starkly vivid the hardscrabble background of his life: an unhappy mother who works at the slaughterhouse, a father whose farm fails, a boy who loves both but plays the piano to escape. A group of poems referencing the likes of Walker
Evans and James Agee enlarges the context considerably. There is a doomed affair, a brilliant dream sequence about the father, and a field of
"cornstalks...flutter[ing] their death rattle." Deeply sad, profoundly moving,
and seductively musical, these poems are a testament to survival and art." - KELLY CHERRY, author of The Life and Death of Poetry: Poems

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ISBN-13: 9781941561034
Publisher: New American Press
Publication date: 03/27/2015
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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