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Arktoi Books

Hanging on Our Own Bones

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Title: Hanging on Our Own Bones
Author: Grahn, Judy
ISBN: 9780989036139
Publisher: Arktoi Books
Published: 2017
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: New
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Poetry 1424939

Publisher Description:
Through these seven narrative poems, Grahn weaves real-life conditions with goddess mythology to construct modern interpretations of lamentation in nine parts. Song and poem lamentations have a widespread history from all over the globe and carry a wealth of forms and a few requirements--they must read well out loud, they must address current pressing issues, and they must make every attempt to be truthful. Here Grahn's steadfast and rhythmic verse directs our eyes to crucial yet often buried tribulations of our times by critiquing white supremacy, honoring battered women, exalting the powers of menstruation, conflating all labor with birth imagery, and revealing lateral hostilities among potential allies--all in order to arouse a meaningful social critique.