A Brief History of Fruit: Poems

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Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
University of Akron Press
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Pages
99
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781629221618
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About the Author

Kimberly Quiogue Andrews is a poet, literary critic, and the author of BETWEEN, winner of the 2017 New Women's Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press. A two-time Academy of American Poets prize winner and a Pushcart nominee, her poems have appeared widely, including in Poetry Northwest, Grist, West Branch, The Shallow Ends, Tinderbox Poetry Journal and elsewhere, and have been selected for inclusion in Bettering American Poetry. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, ASAP/J, and elsewhere. She lives in Maryland and teaches at Washington College, and you can find her on Twitter at @kqandrews.

Reviews

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