Great America

Great America handmade limited edition poetry chapbook

  • Title: Great America
  • Author: Trina Burke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • handmade limited edition poetry chapbook

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    1. Opening with the Divorce, Burke appears to be divorcing herself from her past, ringing the bell of a clean slate for what is to follow.Her next poem dispenses with modest themes such as existence, work, perception, etc. Her style is challenging, frequently requiring multiple readings.But see, Burke cannot stay on topic. She's channeling jazz, her instrument the English language. While the poet in her keeps tossing meanings into her jams, like a juggler.Burke is also an incessant questioner and a [...]

    2. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure an overall performance rating of D. This isn’t any surprise to the speaker in Trina Burke’s Great America. The failings have been noted.These are poems of ruin. These are poems of bridge and roadway, of water pollution and mudslide. Of mercurial fish, of the child placated with sugar. Of imposed order on an unordered landscape. Of bankruptcy and dumpster dives. What speak so gently to the heart in Great America are the pleas fo [...]

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