Brazen Creature

by Anne Barngrover

Pages: 80

Size: 6 x 9

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Brazen Creature spans a young woman’s awakening. The poems’ concerns are twofold: violence against women and girls that has become rooted in the land, and verdant female desire and self-assertion in the face of entrenched oppression. In the poems’ Midwestern towns and farmlands, patriarchy is a ghost that haunts the cottonwoods, soybean fields, and creek beds. The speaker is in limbo between fear and yearning, vulnerability and transgression, drought and flood, saving a life and needing to be saved.

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About the author

Anne Barngrover is the author of Yell Hound Blues (Shipwreckt Books, 2013) and coauthor, with poet Avni Vyas, of the chapbook Candy in Our Brains (CutBank, 2014). Her poems have appeared in EcotoneCrazyhorseCopper NickelIndiana Review, and others. Anne earned her MFA from Florida State University and her PhD from University of Missouri. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Saint Leo University and lives in Tampa, Florida.

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Akron Series in Poetry


Anne Barngrover


feminist poetry; poetry of place; Midwestern poetry; feminist poetics; confessional poetry; female awakening; young woman\\'s awakening; place; feminism; desire; female desire; violence against women; misogyny; sexism; brazen; shame; female shame; Midwest; Midwestern animals; Midwestern creatures; lyrical poetry

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