The Summer Of Dead Birds

Author: Ali Liebegott
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  • : $34.95(AUD)
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  • : Feminist Press at The City University of New York
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  • : March 2019
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  • : English
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Description

"A fierce, funny, agonized, cracked-open aria in homage to the presence and passing of fiercely loved things." --Maggie Nelson

how does a person dislodge the scenes
that burn inside them like arsoned cars?

Ali Liebegott is reeling from a fresh, painful divorce. She wallows in grief and overassigns meaning to everyday circumstance, clinging to an aging Dalmatian and obsessing over dead birds. Going through the motions of teaching and walking her dog, she eventually decides to hit the road: Ali and Rorschach at the Center of the World.

This autobiographical novel-in-verse is a chronicle of mourning and survival, documenting depression and picking apart failed intimacy. But Ali Liebegott's poetry is laced with compassion, for herself and the reader and the world, as she learns to balance the sting of death with the tender strangeness of life.