Tropic of squalor : poems
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[New York] : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018].
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Book
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First edition.
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xiv, 75 pages ; 22 cm.
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Southside - Adult  1 available
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9780062699824, 0062699822

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"Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral, deeply felt, and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address the numinous--that mystery some of us hope toward in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The "squalor" of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, and Karr renders it with power--illness, death, love's agonized disappointments. Her brazen verse calls us out of our psychic swamplands and into that hard-won awareness of the divine hiding in the small moments that make us human. In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, empathy, laughter, and peace. She never preaches. But whether you're an adamant atheist, a pilgrim, or skeptically curious, these poems will urge you to find an inner light in the most baffling hours of darkness." --Front flap of dust jacket.

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Karr, M. (2018). Tropic of squalor: poems (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Karr, Mary. 2018. Tropic of Squalor: Poems. [New York]: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Karr, Mary. Tropic of Squalor: Poems [New York]: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

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Karr, Mary. Tropic of Squalor: Poems First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

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