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Fanny says : poems

Author: Nickole Brown
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2015.
Series: American poets continuum series, no. 147.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An "unleashed love song" to her late grandmother, Nickole Brown's collection brings her brassy, bawdy, tough-as-new-rope grandmother to life. With hair teased to Jesus, mile-long false eyelashes, and a white Cadillac Eldorado with atomic-red leather seats, Fanny is not your typical granny rocking in a chair. Instead, think of a character that looks a lot like Eva Gabor in Green Acres, but darkened with a shadow of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nickole Brown
ISBN: 9781938160578 1938160576
OCLC Number: 892794822
Description: 148 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: For our grandmothers --
Fuck --
Your monthly --
Fanny says she and her husband had their first fight --
Fanny linguistics: malapropisms --
Fanny says she spent it --
Pepsi --
Fanny says sometimes it's worth the whupping --
Go put on your face --
For my grandmother's teeth, pulled when she was thirty-six --
Fanny says she got saved --
Fanny linguistics: Nickole --
Fanny says how to make potato salad --
Fanny linguistics: birdsong --
Fanny says she learned to throw the first stone --
Hettie --
Fanny says how to be a lady --
Clorox --
Fanny says she didn't use to be afraid --
Fanny linguistics: publix hieroglyphics --
Fanny linguistics: origins --
Crisco --
For my grandmother's feet, swollen again --
Fanny says how to tend babies --
Fanny says she wanted to see Elvis --
EPO --
Fanny says at twenty-three she learned to drive --
Dixie highway --
Fanny linguistics: how to say what you mean --
Pheno --
Fanny says she made him feel better --
How to dress like Fanny --
Fanny says I need to keep warm --
A genealogy of the word --
Fanny says she knows how little time is left --
For my grandmother's gallstones, reconsidered --
Sweet silver --
Fanny says she met a stripper girl in the ER --
Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit --
Fanny says again the same dream on morphine --
Flitter --
Fanny asks me a question before I'd even ask myself --
My book, in birds --
A translation for the spiritual mediator who may speak for me to Frances Lee Cox, wherever she may be --
To my grandmother's ghost, flying with me on a plane --
Fanny linguistics: thaumatology --
The family celebrates independence --
An invitation for my grandmother --
A prayer for the self-made man --
For my grandmother's perfume, Norell --
Fanny says goodbye.
Series Title: American poets continuum series, no. 147.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Nickole Brown.

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A raucous, bawdy, and hilarious investigation of the South through the unforgettable voice of Fanny, Nickole Brown's fierce, tough-as-new-rope grandmother.  Read more...

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A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015A Library Journal Best Book of 2015A NewPages "Editor's Pick" for 2015Berea College's 2015 Weatherford Award for Poetry"Brown's sprawling sophomore Read more...

 
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