Tropic of Squalor: Poems

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Price
$19.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 0.2 inches | 0.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062699831

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About the Author

Mary Karr is the author of three award-winning, bestselling memoirs-The Liars' Club, Cherry, and Lit-as well as The Art of Memoir, also a New York Times bestseller, and four previous collections of poetry. She received Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships for poetry, and is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University.

Reviews

"A catalogue of broken graces.... Scorched, palpable, sometimes pungent, sometimes brutal: Karr's new collection is a mixture of tight narratives that end without resolution, hymns of unsettled suffering, and confused prayers." -- The Millions

"Dark and luscious...tender and visceral and, at times, humorous; covering everything...in a straight-forward way that doesn't sacrifice the beauty of her voice and language." -- Shondaland.com

"As in all her work, Karr's genius is in creating her own music from a mashup of lexicons, daringly and often wittily infusing the lyrical with everyday vernacular." -- BookPage

"Formally and emotionally, this is a rich, mysterious collection that rewards re- reading." -- The Red Hook Star Revue

"Know best for her bold memoirs, Karr brings the same scorching frankness to her vivid, kinetic lyrics.... Karr's poems are thrilling in their vitality, dazzle, nerve, longing, and camouflaged depth." -- Booklist