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Rookery
by Traci Brimhall
Southern Illinois University Press, 2010
Paper: 978-0-8093-2997-7 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-8579-9
Library of Congress Classification PS3602.R53177R66 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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Traveling to the most intimate extremes of the human heart


Fraught with madness, brutality, and ecstasy, Traci Brimhall’s Rookery delves into the darkest and most remote corners of the human experience. From the graveyards and battlefields of the Civil War to the ancient forests of Brazil, from desire to despair, landscapes both literal and emotional are traversed in this unforgettable collection of poems. Brimhall guides readers through ever-winding mazes of heartbreak and treachery, and the euphoric dreams of missionaries. The end of days, the intoxication of religion that at times borders on terror, and the post-evangelical experience intertwine with the haunting redemptions and metamorphoses found in violence. These tender yet ruthless poems, brimming with danger and longing, lure readers to “a place where everyone is transformed by suffering.”



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