Monkey Ranch : Poems. Second Printing.

By: BRUCK, Julie

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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", "Ind├ęcis", "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

Title: Monkey Ranch : Poems. Second Printing.

Author Name: BRUCK, Julie

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

Seller ID: 101366

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