The Dirt She Ate

Selected And New Poems

Hard-edged and provocative. . . . Never sentimental or histrionic, Pratt's poems deal directly and explicitly with issues of anger, shame, sexuality, and injustice.
Publishers Weekly
Winner of the 2003 Lambda Literary Award in Poetry

Suffused with pain and power, Minnie Bruce Pratt's poetry is as evocative of the swamps and streets of the southern United States as it is of the emotional lives of those too often forced into the margins of society. Vivid, lush, and intensely honest, these poems capture the rough edges of the world and force us to pay attention.

136 Pages, 6.1 x 9 in.

July, 2003

isbn : 9780822958260

about the author

Minnie Bruce Pratt

Minnie Bruce Pratt, a member of the graduate faculty at the Union Institute and University, is the author of four previous books of poetry, including Crime Against Nature, chosen as the Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Walking Back Up Depot Street, ForeWord Magazine‘s Gay/Lesbian Book of the Year.

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