Brawl & Jag: Poems

Brawl & Jag: Poems

by April Bernard

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Overview

“It is as if the poet set fire to her earlier work and wrote these poems in the light of those flames.”—Mark Wunderlich

April Bernard explores subjects ranging from childhood anger to adult grief, from a museum of skulls to the Western movie genre. By turns playful, sorrowful, and sharp-edged, Brawl and Jag stands as Bernard’s most personal and accessible collection to date.

From “Anger”:

I always lie when I always say

I didn’t know the gun was loaded.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393351736
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2016
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 936,227
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

April Bernard is the author of four previous poetry collections and two novels. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. She teaches at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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