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I Am This State Of Emergency

I Am This State Of Emergency

ByRobin Myrick

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What does the campaign-speak and/or ideology that filters into our everyday speech actually mean when we use it to define ourselves, or others? What are we willing to say to our friends and acquaintances in the name of debate? How deeply are American party affiliations rooted in real belief versus a taste for rhetorical bloodsport? Under what circumstances is democracy more noise than signal? "I Am This State Of Emergency" addresses these questions, but it does not necessarily answer them. Composed over the better part of a decade, these poems feature many different speakers. Sometimes those speakers broadcast, sometimes they receive, and sometimes they trigger their sirens simultaneously. But, no matter how cacophonous the results, author Robin Myrick listens with uncompromising care. In the process, she reveals the raw human emotions throbbing beneath those ostensibly authorless talking points that increasingly determine our collective fate.

Details

Publication Date
Aug 28, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9781734792027
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Robin Myrick

Specifications

Pages
152
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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