A Brief History of Time

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Salt Publishing, 2009 - Poetry - 65 pages
12 Reviews
A Brief History of Time, Beers’ first collection of poetry, is at once an exploration of what it is to grow up in rural America and a treatise for social justice. These poems, many of them award-winning, span a wide range of styles—from plainsong free verse to sestinas to nearly epic works. The characters/speakers in Beers’ poems range from the rural working class to mythological characters. These poems look at the world with an honest, unflinching eye. She is one of the up-and-coming poets from Generation X we will be hearing a great deal from in the future.

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User Review  - Dc Lozano - Goodreads

There were moments, but there was no whole. It seemed to try too hard. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Harper - Goodreads

Most of the poems in this collection are narrative. They are pared down to essential details; transmogrifying words into emotions. Some poems harken to confessionals; others are more like persona ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Shaindel Beers' poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is currently an instructor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, in Eastern Oregon's high desert and serves as Poetry Editor of Contrary. The Children's War is her second poetry collection from Salt.

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