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By Michelle Y. Burke

ISBN-10: 0821421980

ISBN-13: 9780821421987

“Burke’s smooth and courageous poems refuse to show clear of the cruelties of the area, either the type we suffer and the sort we unwittingly inflict—and but, while they undergo witness, they insist on pleasure. And tilt in the direction of wish. And pry attractiveness from not likely places.” —Lia Purpura

In Animal Purpose, Michelle Y. Burke explores the lives of fellows and ladies as they stand poised among the need to like and the compulsion to hurt. in a single poem, a girl teaches a farmhand the correct solution to slaughter a truckload of chickens. In one other, a pair confronts the hot lack of a friend while a stranger makes an unforeseen confession in a crowded eating place. Set in either rural and concrete areas, those poems problem obtained rules approximately paintings, gender, and position. hazard blurs into attractiveness and again back. Burke scours the not easy edges of the area to discover “fleeting softness,” which she needs “into the area like pollen that covers everything.”

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By Michelle Y. Burke

ISBN-10: 0821421980

ISBN-13: 9780821421987

“Burke’s smooth and courageous poems refuse to show clear of the cruelties of the area, either the type we suffer and the sort we unwittingly inflict—and but, while they undergo witness, they insist on pleasure. And tilt in the direction of wish. And pry attractiveness from not likely places.” —Lia Purpura

In Animal Purpose, Michelle Y. Burke explores the lives of fellows and ladies as they stand poised among the need to like and the compulsion to hurt. in a single poem, a girl teaches a farmhand the correct solution to slaughter a truckload of chickens. In one other, a pair confronts the hot lack of a friend while a stranger makes an unforeseen confession in a crowded eating place. Set in either rural and concrete areas, those poems problem obtained rules approximately paintings, gender, and position. hazard blurs into attractiveness and again back. Burke scours the not easy edges of the area to discover “fleeting softness,” which she needs “into the area like pollen that covers everything.”

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