I Was the Jukebox

By Sandra Beasley
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393076516, 90pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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These poems are fresh, crisp, and muscular. They are decisive and fearless. Every object, icon, or historical moment has a soul with a voice. In these poems these soulful ones elbow their way to the surface of the page, smartly into the contemporary now. Joy Harjo, prize citation from The Piano Speaks For an hour I forgot my fat self, my neurotic innards, my addiction to alignment. For an hour I forgot my fear of rain. For an hour I was a salamander shimmying through the kelp in search of shore, and under his fingers the notes slid loose from my belly in a long jellyrope of eggs that took root in the mud."
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