One Crossed Out

One Crossed Out

One Crossed Out

One Crossed Out

Synopsis

Fanny Howe's new collection 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. "Fanny Howe is a sly, wicked poet, always shifting between the social, the political, as well as the linguistic and literary concerns of an artist always writing from the cutting edge. One Crossed Out is a thrilling book of poetry by a poet in total control of her craft and voice."--Quincy Troupe "There is a dizzying wildness in Fanny Howe's work that draws the reader headlong across her page. In the unstoppable rush of that language she unites the dispersed elements of our tumbling humanness. O Guerilla poet! She has loosed the physical bonds of our daily bread. There is no telling where she takes us after we've arrived."--Maureen Owen Fanny Howe is the author of over twenty books of poetry and fiction, including Saving History, Famous Questions, and The Quietist. She is a professor of Writing and American Literature at the University of California at San Diego.
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