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Scenes From a Suburban Upbringing

ByOwen HannonOwen Hannon

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Suburbia was doomed from the beginning. Post-war American society prompted residents to search for normalcy and security in “picture-perfect” housing, each blade of grass precisely cut and each home identical to the next. It was a desperate attempt to hide the scars of war and depression. But, without sorrow or darkness, it is impossible for rectitude to illuminate the hollows of our hearts. Each flawless tree branch and artfully placed shingle is a one-way ticket to an unnatural, apathetic, joyless world, spiraling closer and closer to the horror and hardship you tried to escape from. It is like using duct tape on a suppurating lesion. Will it stop the dripping? Yes. But what happens when you try to rip the tape off? The wound is worse than it was before. This poetry chapbook investigates the irony of suburbia and its inherent malice, through the eyes of the children growing up in it. Some of the poems are inspired by my life, but others are entirely fictional, told through the eyes of imaginary characters that probably exist somewhere in the world.

Details

Publication Date
Jul 15, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781105708725
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Owen Hannon, Introduction by: Owen Hannon

Specifications

Pages
73
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm)

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