Meat Heart by Melissa Broder

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Meat Heart is 88 pages long and contains 64 poems in three sections. A bold and visceral voice, lyrical but hyper-modern and aware, Broder builds a bridge between the messy business of living in a body and the desire for communion with a higher power. From human cassoulet to grunting ghost nuns, a tower of love shoes to binge eating in an apocalyptic future, these poems ravage the constraints of flesh and brain.
 

About Melissa Broder

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Melissa Broder is the author of WHEN YOU SAY ONE THING BUT MMelissa Broder is the author of WHEN YOU SAY ONE THING BUT MEAN YOUR MOTHER (Ampersand Books, 2010). She curates the PolEAN YOUR MOTHER (Ampersand Books, 2010). She curates the Polestar Poetry Series and is the Chief Editor of La Petite Zinestar Poetry Series and is the Chief Editor of La Petite Zine. Broder won the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award in 2008 and the e. Broder won the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award in 2008 and the Stark Prize for Poetry in 2009. She received her BA from TufStark Prize for Poetry in 2009. She received her BA from Tufts University and is currently in the MFA program at CCNY. Bts University and is currently in the MFA program at CCNY. By day, she works as a literary publicist. Her poems have appy day, she works as a literary publicist. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Opium, Shampoo, Conte and eared in many journals, including Opium, Shampoo, Conte and The Del Sol Review. She lives in Brooklyn. The Del Sol Review. She lives in Brooklyn.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Publishing Genius Press. 92 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Building on the foundation she laid in her lush and sneering debut, When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother, Broder's second collection cranks up the weird by mining the grotesqueries of her speakers' relationships with men, god, the self, and food.

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