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 southern United States 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.

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Contents

Learning to Write
1
We Say We Love Each Other 1985
21
Crime Against Nature 1990
51
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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