Lucy: A Poem (Quarternote Chapbook Series)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Edition:Eighth Edition
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- Dimensions (in):6.1 x 0.2 x 9
- Publication Date:January 1, 2009
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Lucy / your secret book / that you leaned over and wrote just in the dirt— / Not having to have an ending / Not having to last. . . .
And so begins Jean Valentine’s provocative new work, Lucy, a poem that pays homage to the three million-year-old skeleton of the earliest known hominid. With a deep sense of gratitude and profound longing, this poem celebrates the creative power of the female by introducing us to one of our oldest human ancestors. In a dreamlike and often fractured syntax that is vintage Valentine, Lucy, the “wildgood mother” of our species, can once again be heard.
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