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Mortal Trash

(2016)
A collection of poems by

 
 
"Kim Addonizio's voice lifts from the page, alive and biting - unleashing wit with a ruthless observation." - San Francisco Book Review

Passionate and irreverent, Mortal Trash transports the readers into a world of wit, lament, and desire. In a section called "Over the Bright and Darkened Lands," canonical poems are torqued into new shapes. "Except Thou Ravish Me," reimagines John Donne's famous "Batter my heart, Three-person'd God" as told from the perspective of a victim of domestic violence. Like Pablo Neruda, Addonizio hears "a swarm of objects that call without being answered": hospital crash carts, lawn gnomes, Evian bottles, wind-up Christmas creches, edible panties, cracked mirrors. Whether comic, elegiac, or ironic, the poems in Mortal Trash remind us of the beauty and absurdity of our time on earth.

From "Scrapbook":

We believe in the one-ton rose

and the displaced toilet equally. Our blues

assume you understand

not much, and try to be alive, just as we do,

and that it may be helpful to hold the hand

of someone as lost as you.

    

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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mortal Trash: Poems
Author(s): Kim Addonizio
ISBN: 0-393-24916-6 / 978-0-393-24916-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mortal Trash: Poems
Author(s): Kim Addonizio
ISBN: 0-393-35434-2 / 978-0-393-35434-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mortal Trash: Poems
Author(s): Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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