Holy Moly Carry Me

September 21, 2018|
Holy Moly Carry Me by Erika Meitner
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Winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry Erika Meitner''s fifth collection of poetry plumbs human resilience and grit in the face of disaster, loss, and uncertainty. These narrative poems take readers into the heart of southern Appalachia - its highways and strip malls and gun culture, its fragility and danger - as the speaker wrestles with what it means to be the only Jewish family in an Evangelical neighborhood and the anxieties of raising one white son and one black son amidst racial tensions and school lockdown drills. With afirm hand on the pulse of the uncertainty at the heart of 21st century America and a refusal to settle for easy answers, Meitner''s poems embrace life in an increasingly fractured society and never stop asking what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Erika Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner, Copia (BOA Editions, 2014), and Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018). Her poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Tin House, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, ...
Title:Holy Moly Carry MeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:104 pages, 7 X 9 X 0.35 inShipping dimensions:104 pages, 7 X 9 X 0.35 inPublished:September 21, 2018Publisher:BOA Editions, Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942683626

ISBN - 13:9781942683629

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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