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The Animal Too Big to Kill


Shane McCrae


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An electric inquiry into faith, race, and poverty in America by a poet of “remarkable urgency and empathy” (Publishers Weekly).

This collection, winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award, further establishes Shane McCrae as an indispensible poetic voice. With his unmistakable cadences, he probes insistently yet big-heartedly into some paradoxes of belief and righteousness, confronting God from the quagmire of his upbringing: half-Black and raised by White supremacists. 

Persea, 9780892554645, 80pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2015

About the Author

Shane McCrae is the author of three previous collections, including Mule. He teaches at Oberlin College.