One Crossed Out by Fanny Howe
Poems

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Fanny Howe's new collection One Crossed Out, presents a portrait painted from the inside of the life of a homeless woman. The poems speak in the voice of May, the girl crossed out, the bad girl, the mad and drunk girl, the jailed and drugged girl. May is swirling in language, and the language convinces us that we really are deep in the core of a human consciousness, near the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart. May is a neonomad, bringing to the world the opposite of worldliness, offering a glimpse of the invisible.

 

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Published September 1, 1997 by Graywolf Press. 68 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Bourgeoisie Despises Poverty and Denies It Cultural Validity is one partly tongue-in-cheek title from a collection packing social urgency into lines that veer into parody: Apparatus, don't b

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