The Dirt She Ate: Selected and New Poems

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003 - Poetry - 127 pages
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Suffused with pain and power, Minnie Bruce Pratt's poetry is as evocative of the swamps and streets of the American south as it is of the emotional lives of those too often forced into the margins of society. Vivid, lush, and intensely honest, these poems capture the rough edges of the world and force us to pay attention. The Dirt She Ate features thirteen new poems as well as selections from Minnie Bruce Pratt's previous collections of poetry - The Sound of One Fork (1981); We Say We Love Each Other (1985); Crime Against Nature (1990), winner of the Lamont Poetry Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and Walking Back Up Depot Street (1999), ForeWord Magazine's Gay/Lesbian Book of the Year and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

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"the sounds made by those who believed they had to stay while their hearts broke in every room of the house" grabs me by the collar and won't let me go. Read full review

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Contents

Learning to Write
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We Say We Love Each Other 1985
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Crime Against Nature 1990
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Minnie Bruce Pratt, a member of the graduate faculty at the Union Institute and University, is the author of four previous books of poetry, including Crime Against Nature, chosen as the Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Walking Back Up Depot Street, ForeWord Magazine's Gay/Lesbian Book of the Year.

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