By Rachel Danielle Peterson
Haunting and candid, A Girl's A Gun introduces a poet whose daring voice merges heightened lyricism with compelling narrative. Steeped in storytelling traditions, the poems in Rachel Danielle Peterson's debut assortment express linguistic dexterity and mastery of shape because the poet mixes lyrical paragraphs, sonnets, and interview-style poems with unfastened verse.
Hey Yvonne! The memoree of a few strangerhis shoulder's shadow plunges inta our position: thunk, thunk. Run! Mother's vowels pierce haze.
Mother, do we distil the purple threads, cloth, black ball cap, the smell of Bud gentle, fills the door she walks via, dirt, Mamma. airborne dirt and dust is all we is
Taken jointly, the poems current the coming-of-age tale of a lady born within the mountains of rural japanese Kentucky, tracing her trip right into a wider global of expertise. whereas the early poems are steeped in Appalachian speech and tradition -- a hybrid of a kid's diction and neighborhood dialect -- the language shifts because the assortment progresses, changing into extra common. The speaker engages with demanding matters surrounding gender and violence in modern lifestyles and explores what it ability to be an artist in a tradition that favors a literal interpretation of fact. Exploring problems with id, position, and the decision to create, this assortment tackles topics that would surprise, contact, and bewilder readers whereas giving voice to an underrepresented and maybe even remarkable viewpoint in poetry.
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A Girl's A Gun: Poems (University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series) by Rachel Danielle Peterson