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Hard Child (Paperback)

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    "Shapero writes in an urgent vernacular that flirts, stings, implores and demands with apparent abandon."--Houston Chronicle

    "Shapero's poetics has real-world import for the way we use language to talk about messy things."--Volta

    Thought-provoking and sardonically expressive, Shapero is a self-proclaimed "hard child"--unafraid of directly addressing bleakness as she continually asks what it means to be human and to bring new life into the world. Hard Child is musical and argumentative, deadly serious yet tinged with self-parody, evoking the spirit of Plath while remaining entirely its own.

    From Hot Streak

    Actually it's ridiculous to opine on what kind
    of a dog I would be, were I ever a dog, as I don't
    contain within me half enough life to power
    a dog. I WOULD BE A DEAD DOG, THAT'S
    WHAT KIND, or
    maybe a mere industrial object
    boasting a low-grade animation, some odd beep

    or flicker, like a dryer or a bulb. So, sure, I could
    be a reluctant bulb, the only one still offering light
    in an otherwise burnt-out fixture bolted
    hard to a row house porch. And all those moths,
    with no other place to die. Can't they murder
    themselves on someone else?...

    Natalie Shapero has worked as a civil rights lawyer and is currently Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University. Her first poetry collection No Object was published in 2013, and her writing has appeared in The Believer, The New Republic, Poetry, and The Progressive. She lives in Massachusetts.


    About the Author


    Natalie Shapero: Natalie Shapero has worked as a civil rights lawyer and is currently Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and an Editor at Large of the Kenyon Review. Her first poetry collection No Object was published by Saturnalia in 2013, and her writing has appeared in The Believer, The New Republic, Poetry, and The Progressive. She lives in Massachusetts.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781556595097
    ISBN-10: 1556595093
    Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
    Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
    Pages: 96
    Language: English