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  • Hardcover
  • 96
  • The Octopus Museum
  • Brenda Shaughnessy
  • English
  • 26 February 2018
  • 9780525655657

Brenda Shaughnessy ó 9 Review

Free read Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Brenda Shaughnessy Brenda Shaughnessy ó 9 Review Review The Octopus Museum Visions an age where cephalopods might rule over humankind a fate she suggests we may just deserve after destroying their oceans These heartbreaking terrified poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization. Every time I read one of Brenda Shaughnessy s books I am infuriated by how easy she makes it look to write amazing poetry I can t remember the last time I raced through a book of poetry like it was a thriller novel but here it is Your Naughty Playmate 3 Cuckolding Fantasy poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization. Every time I read one of Brenda Shaughnessy s books I am infuriated by how easy she makes it look to write amazing Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya poetry I can t remember the last time I raced through a book of Twisted poetry like it was a thriller novel but here it is

Free read Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Brenda ShaughnessyThe Octopus Museum

Free read Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Brenda Shaughnessy Brenda Shaughnessy ó 9 Review Review The Octopus Museum This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction racism sexism and divisive politicsInformed by Brenda Shaughnessy's craft as a poet and her worst fears as a mother the poems in The Octopus Museum blaze forth from her pen. My favourite poems are the ones that when read feel like they answer a uestion I didn t know I had hadn t yet formed the poem as simultaneous uestion and answer And yet re readable and yielding a little bit with each readThe Idea of Others An animal is scritching in the wall behind my bed At first I thought it was some kind of water crackling in a heating pipe but what kind of water stops when you thump the wall I don t mean to be mean I mean to make it scurry off to send it to scritch somewhere I can t hear No I m not afraid it is small by the sound of its scritch I m not in Room 101 not worried about a gnarled whiskered rodent face chewing my eyelids in my sleep I know thesesmall animals if it is an animal are generally afraid of big intelligent me so far up the food chain capable of terrible violence if frightened I know they know they can never physically get me and are only after a crumb or a drop like everyone really No I m trying to protect my peace of mind my inner life my pest free dreams from these unseen labors in a frenzy in the wall behind my bed I was going to say it drives me mad and that is its fault or was I going to say who am I to judge the urges and intensities of another species What I ll say instead is that I am part of the universe privy to sounds parallel but unreachable and on some other levelthat I know I am alive factually unloving and alone

Review The Octopus Museum

Free read Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Brenda Shaughnessy Brenda Shaughnessy ó 9 Review Review The Octopus Museum In these pages we see that what was once a generalized fear for our children car accidents falling from a tree is now hyper reasonable specific and multiple school shootings nuclear attack loss of health care a polluted planet As Shaughnessy conjures our potential future she movingly and often with humor en. This is a bizarre set of poems kinda dystopian kinda environmentalist that imagines the world has been taken over by octopus overlords Plastics waste and guns have degraded human society to such an extent that going vegan and having children to spread love around can t make any kind of positive difference any It s too late This is the after picture but it s wry than bleak If you want to know what we all could have done differently to prevent the situation we re in now I have one word for you everything Several poems are in the form of prose letters or notes on an exhibition I liked some of the kooky lines and the gently misanthropic tone but this was overall a little too odd for meA favorite passage We let guns kill our children on a daily basis Who are we to say the Octopodes did anything worse They re an ink species They overwrote us They disassembled our guns by dissolving our systems in the middle of our own shoot out What we thought was gun smoke was ink cloud The writing was never on the wall it was in the water