A Brief History of Fruit: Poems
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This superb collection offers up history--personal, familial, postcolonial, geopolitical, ecological--and indeed the history of fruit, fruit as sustenance, pleasure, exploitable product, as image, parent, love, and wound. There is no eating fruit without decimating its wholeness, and it is this split, especially in regard to the speaker's bifurcated racial and cultural identity, that generates the book's intricate architecture and vitality. These are hard-won poems, fought for, lived through.
--Diane Seuss, author of Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl