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Some Kind of Shelter

Some Kind of Shelter Tracey maps a girlhood lineage embedded in danger wreckage yearning and healing Her poems are love letters snared on bloody barbwire Enter the hazardous smoky erotic atmosphere of Some Kind of She

  • Title: Some Kind of Shelter
  • Author: Sara Tracey
  • ISBN: 9781467578
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tracey maps a girlhood lineage embedded in danger, wreckage, yearning and healing Her poems are love letters snared on bloody barbwire Enter the hazardous, smoky, erotic atmosphere of Some Kind of Shelter, and be spellbound by her gut wrenching poems a string of grace notes craftily insisting this will only hurt a little Simone Muench, author of Orange CrushSara TTracey maps a girlhood lineage embedded in danger, wreckage, yearning and healing Her poems are love letters snared on bloody barbwire Enter the hazardous, smoky, erotic atmosphere of Some Kind of Shelter, and be spellbound by her gut wrenching poems a string of grace notes craftily insisting this will only hurt a little Simone Muench, author of Orange CrushSara Tracey illuminates the lives of the working class and the broken hearted with language clipped from hymnals The people in her poems know the small magic of cheap beer, pickup trucks, and dollar stores They yearn to flee and to return to landscapes where the dirt is made from bones These portraits, of course, are also searing self portraits Tracey s empathic gaze earns my trust as a reader Her soulful command of the line and of the image earns my respect as a poet Eduardo C Corral, author of Slow LightningPhysical and emotional distances drive these fraught and beautiful poems Tracey elegizes these absences, cataloging the doubt engendered by desire This collection explores what the body can bear and how much forgiveness love requires Traci Brimhall, author of Our Lady of the RuinsTracey s first full length collection pays tribute to the small myths and subtle beauties that make life profound Some Kind of Shelter dazzles with its assembly of characters and its use of story to unite even the most dissimilar paths on a map This is a promising debut by a poet who treats the world with great compassion and never overlooks the brilliance found in humble places Mary Biddinger, author of O Holy Insurgency

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    1. In her debut full-length collection of poetry, Tracey details the stories of two cousins – one who leaves Rust Belt Ohio and the other who stays – while intertwining their narratives with other portraits of the working-class world. Whether she is narrating a story about a couple who finds a comatose teenage girl in a trashbag of garbage or reciting a hymn-like mantra praising a town that is “a call girl knee-deep/in raspberry Jell-O” Tracey brings beauty and hope to a world that seems vo [...]

    2. I liked how Tracey wove a story line through this collection. The images were clear and melancholy. A mix of prose poems and free verse. I don't really know much about poetry but these poems, set in truck stops and behind barns, set a scene and gave characters that felt real.

    3. She turns the slush of the Midwest into a handful of shattered sequins. I could live forever in a Sara Tracey poem!

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