The Resource Cold pastoral : poems, Rebecca Dunham

Cold pastoral : poems, Rebecca Dunham

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Cold pastoral : poems
Title
Cold pastoral
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Dunham
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Language
eng
Summary
"A searing, urgent collection of poems that brings the lyric and documentary together in unparalleled ways-unmasking and examining the specter of manmade disaster. On September 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed eleven men and began what would become the largest oil spill ever in US waters. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, leading to a death toll that is still unconfirmed. And in April 2014, the Flint water crisis began, exposing thousands of people to lead-contaminated drinking water. This is the litany of our time-and these are the events that Rebecca Dunham traces, passionately and brilliantly, in Cold Pastoral. In poems that incorporate interviews and excerpts from government documents and other sources-poems that adopt the pastoral and elegiac traditions in a landscape where "I can't see the bugs; I don't hear the birds"--Dunham invokes the poet as moral witness. "I owe him," she writes of one man affected by the oil spill, "must learn, at last, how to look." This is the world she shows us, without sentiment and with hard-earned beauty: Oysters decimated by freshwater release. Tarballs floating in the Gulf of Mexico. A hungry mother and her children in a grocery store. Clouds of pesticides. Eleven men dead. A silent spring. Experimental and incisive, Cold Pastoral is a collection that reveals what poetry can-and, perhaps, should-be, reflecting ourselves and our world back with gorgeous clarity"--
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Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.U54
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
Cold pastoral : poems, Rebecca Dunham
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Cold pastoral : poems, Rebecca Dunham
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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ocn954430223
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22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
70 pages
Isbn
9781571314789
Lccn
2016029440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)954430223

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