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Tropic of Squalor: Poems

A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liars Club and Lit.Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address the numinousthat mystery some of us hope towards in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The "squalor" of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, and Karr renders it with powerillness, death, loves agonized disappointments. Her brazen verse calls us out of our psychic swamplands and into that hard-won awareness of the divine hiding in the small moments that make us human. In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, empathy, laughter, and peace. She never preaches. But whether youre an adamant atheist, a pilgrim, or skeptically curious, these poems will urge you...

Title : Tropic of Squalor: Poems
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ISBN : 9780062699848
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 96 pages
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Tropic of Squalor: Poems Reviews

  • Sara Habein

    So much good stuff in here. Sad, thoughtful, reverent, maybe sometimes a little too on the nose, but that's ok too.

  • Diane S ☔

    3.5 review soon.

  • Melissa Fondakowski

    Viper Rum was the first of Mary Karr's work that I read and I was hooked. she's a great poet, and this volume is fantastic. As a poet Karr remains a tried and true storyteller and uses all the things I love about poetry to make these moments stick, sound, rhythm, white space, double meanings...a great volume.

  • Teresa

    Love to read poetry! I received my copy in a giveaway here on Goodreads!! Thank you Goodreads and Mary Karr!!!

  • Tucker

    I read and loved Mary Karr’s memoirs: “Lit” and “The Liar’s Club,” but I had not previously read any of her poetry. In her new collection “Tropic of Squalor,” I felt as though I was reading a different author - both in character and tone. There were some poems and lines within poems that were thought-provoking and really resonated with me. However, on the whole this collection was too dark and bleak for this reader. Maybe I would have liked the poems more if I were in a different frame of mind. ...more