The Octopus Museum : Poems

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics.Informed by Brenda Shaughnessy's craft as a poet and her worst fears as a mother, the poems in The Octopus Museum blaze forth from her pen: in these pages, we see that what was once a generalized fear for our children (car accidents, falling from a tree) is now hyper-reasonable, specific, and multiple: school shootings, nuclear attack, loss of health care, a polluted planet. As Shaughnessy conjures our potential future, she movingly (and often with humor) envisions an age where cephalopods might rule over humankind, a fate she suggests we may just deserve after destroying their oceans. These heartbreaking, terrified poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves, and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780525655657. 9780525655664.
    • Accession Number:
      1048660026
    • Accession Number:
      1850443
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY. The Octopus Museum : Poems. New York: Knopf, 2019. ISBN 9780525655657. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1850443. Acesso em: 20 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brenda Shaughnessy. The Octopus Museum : Poems. Knopf; 2019. Accessed September 20, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1850443
    • APA:
      Brenda Shaughnessy. (2019). The Octopus Museum : Poems. Knopf.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brenda Shaughnessy. 2019. The Octopus Museum : Poems. New York: Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1850443.
    • Harvard:
      Brenda Shaughnessy (2019) The Octopus Museum : Poems. New York: Knopf. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1850443 (Accessed: 20 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brenda Shaughnessy 2019, The Octopus Museum : Poems, Knopf, New York, viewed 20 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brenda Shaughnessy. The Octopus Museum : Poems. Knopf, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1850443.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brenda Shaughnessy. The Octopus Museum : Poems. New York: Knopf, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1850443.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brenda Shaughnessy. The Octopus Museum : Poems [Internet]. New York: Knopf; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1850443