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Author: Ross Gay; Gerald Stern
Publisher: Fort Lee, N.J. : CavanKerry Press, 2006.
Series: New voices (Fort Lee, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the various ways language can help us transcend both the banal and unusual cruelties which are inevitably delivered to us, and which we equally deliver unto others. These poems comb through violence and love, fear and loss, exploring the common denominators in each. Against Which seeks the ways human beings might transform themselves from participants in a thoughtless and brutal world to laborers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gay, Ross, 1974-
Against which.
Fort Lee, N.J. : CavanKerry Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607844130
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Gay; Gerald Stern
ISBN: 1933880007 9781933880006
OCLC Number: 70054301
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Poetry) 2006
Description: xvi, 71 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Two bikers embrace on Broad Street --
It starts at birth --
Summer --
Unclean. Make me --
Alzheimer's --
Broken mania --
Slipping from lips --
Poem beginning with a line overheard in the gym --
The hernia --
The truth --
Man tries to commit suicide with a crossbow --
Coming out of you --
Angels out of reach --
Let me be --
Dial --
Pulled over in Short Hills, NJ, 8:00 A.M. --
Leaving New Orleans --
The heaven --
The voice --
Ruptured aneurysm --
Marionette --
One eye gone black --
Bar-b-q --
Song of the pig who gave the poet, age 3, worms --
Gophers --
The rearing back --
Beat him again --
Love's burn needs --
Postcard : lynching of an unidentified man, circa 1920 --
The whisper.
Series Title: New voices (Fort Lee, N.J.)
Responsibility: Ross Gay ; [foreword by Gerald Stern].
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An exploration of the various ways language can help us transcend both the banal and unusual cruelties which are inevitably delivered to us, and which we equally deliver unto others. These poems comb through violence and love, fear and loss, exploring the common denominators in each. Against Which seeks the ways human beings might transform themselves from participants in a thoughtless and brutal world to laborers in a loving one. -- Amazon.com.

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