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Bringing the Shovel Down

Bringing the Shovel Down

eBook - 2014
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Bringing the Shovel Down is a re-imagination of the violent mythologies of state and power. "These poems speak out of a global consciousness as well as an individual wisdom that is bright with pity, terror, and rage, and which asks the reader to realize that she is not alone--that the grief he carries is not just his own. Gay is a poet of conscience, who echoes Tomas Transtromer's 'We do not surrender. But want peace.'" --Jean Valentine "Ross Gay is some kind of brilliant latter-day troubadour whose poetry is shaped not only by yearning but also play and scrutiny, melancholy and intensity. I might be shocked by the bold, persistent love throughout Bringing the Shovel Down if I wasn't so wooed and transformed by it." --Terrance Hayes.
Publisher: Pittsburgh PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780822991199
9780822961352
Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (77 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)

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