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Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl Download Ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ä Diane Seuss’s brilliant follow up to Four Legged Girl a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryStill life with stack of bills phone cord cig butt and freezer burned DreamsicleStill life with Easter Bunny twenty cRreverence these poems escape gilded frames and overturn traditional representations of gender class and luxury Instead Seuss invites in the alienated the washed up the ugly and the freakish―the overlooked many of us who might often stand in a Walmart parking lot than before the canvases of Pollock O’Keeffe and Rothko Rendered with precision and profound empathy this extraordinary gallery of lives in shards shows us that “our memories are local acute and unrelenting?. Ms Seuss gleefully tramples any ideas I may have had as to the boundaries between poetry from prose Even as this work serves as a collection of poems written and published separately it functions as something unified with parallels within each section and an overarching theme across the whole book succeeding at multiple levels Ms Suess's wordcraft is moving thought provoking and with delightful freuency truly hilarious

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Diane Seuss’s brilliant follow up to Four Legged Girl a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryStill life with stack of bills phone cord cig butt and freezer burned DreamsicleStill life with Easter Bunny twenty caged minks and rusty meat grinderStill life with whiskey wooden leg two potpies and a dead parakeetStill life with pork rinds pickled peppers and the Book of RevelationStill life with feeding tube oxygen half eaten raspberry ZingerStill life with convenience st. In this poetry collection Seuss examines pieces of art often still life paintings and relates them to the varied experiences of every day life in our modern world Pictures of sadness and struggle are forged from observations on famous art and artists A moving collection

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Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a GirlOre pecking order shotgun blast to the face―from “American Still Lives”Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting a dark emblem of femininity violence and the viewer’s own troubled gaze In Diane Seuss’s new collection the notion of the still life is shattered and Rembrandt’s painting is presented across the book in pieces―details that hide than they reveal until they’re assembled into a whole With invention and i. STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL is the memento mori of twenty first century America “like greeters at Walmart who are there to remind us that we too will be greeters at Walmart” Diane Seuss takes us by the hand and leads us through the paintings of Dürer and Pollock and Gijsbrechts at which point we land suarely in a working class America peopled with characters that are “nostalgic for a past that never happened” These poems unveil the grotesueness that is to be found in the margins of the academic and in the shadows of high art⎯“Somewhere juice runs down a hairy chin but that is well beyond the border of the box” Voyeuristic and sensual and transcendent her work shines a light behind the dumpster of life and watches as the roaches skitter As Seuss pays homage to the grit and gristle of life and art so she offers her reader a stillness within this collection that is both death and life and a wonder to behold