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Author Name:    BRUCK, Julie

Title:   Monkey Ranch : Poems. Second Printing.

Publisher:    Brick Books, London, 2012, ISBN:9781926829746 

Seller ID:   101366

BRUCK, Julie. Monkey Ranch : Poems by Julie Bruck. (London, ON): Brick Books, (September 2012). Second Printing. Pp. (14),15-85,(3). 8vo, illustrated greyish-green card covers with orange titles to front, white titles to spine. Winner of the 2012 Governor General's Award for English-language poetry."The compassionate and precise eye for which her earlier books were praise d is given a wider, more ambitious scope in 'Monkey Ranch', Julie Bruck's third collection. What, these poems ask, is sufficient, what will suffice? Amandrill, a middle-aged woman, a shattered Baghdad neighbourhood, a long m arriage and even a spoon grapple with this conundrum -- sometimes with rage, or plain persistence, sometimes with the furious joy of a dog who gets toride with his head out a truck's passenger window." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: I: "This Morning, After an Execution at San Quentin", "Why I Don't Pick Up the Phone", "Snapshot at Uxmal, 1972", "Maison Vendu", "At the Music Concourse", "Love to, But", "The Mandrill's Gaze",and "The Change". II: "Elizabeth Bishop's Room", "Gold Coin", "Milk Teeth" , "The Trick", "A Marriage", "Entre Chien et Loup", "New, Used, & Rare", "Goodwill", and "Missing Jerry Tang". III: "Please", "Common Goods", "Should You Ask", "Scientists Say", "A School Night in February", "Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad", "Newsreel", "After Wildfire", "Live News Feed", and "Islands". IV: "Monkey Ranch", "Cold Cases, Adult Division", "Once", "Indécis", "How to Be Alone", "Girl in the Yellow Cardigan", "My Father's Clothes", "Boy at the Window", "The Help", "Final Season", "Today's Handicap", and "The Winningest Jockey". V: "Eggs Roll,", "The Wooden Family", "Spoon", "Girl in Her Brothers' Bedroom", "Great White, Released", "Men at Work", "Dead Air", "Election Night with Dog", "Ocean Ridge", "The 'World-Famous' Lipizzaners", and "The Greater Good". Very good. Due to the small size of this book, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 12.50


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