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“a groundbreaking first book that stands to influence its author’s generation.” —Boston ReviewAmerican Barricade was selected by Poets & Writers as one of the 10 Best Debut Poetry Books of the Year in 2014.AMERICAN BARRICADE explores the songs of personal and national histories forced to sing the tunes of economic and ancestral oppression. As though leafing through the“a groundbreaking first book that stands to influence its author’s generation.” —Boston ReviewAmerican Barricade was selected by Poets & Writers as one of the 10 Best Debut Poetry Books of the Year in 2014.AMERICAN BARRICADE explores the songs of personal and national histories forced to sing the tunes of economic and ancestral oppression. As though leafing through the pages of a fragmented American family album, Schoonebeek alternates between the voices of son and prophet, king and peasant, husband and enemy. These poems leap boundaries of generation, class, and race, and foretell the imminent collapse of American power structures and remind us that restoring them is only possible through love and human connection....

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ISBN : 9781936919253
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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American Barricade Reviews

  • Tracy
    2018-12-29 18:30

    As the interior picture suggests, the poems balance in the sunset of industry and culture. They wander through family expectations, but they do not land. They float in the night, they float in your bones - in America are you ever really home?from "Horoscope:"Today you will face down yourself in the mirror and say, None of this belongs to me.You will desecrate your body and when you are through, you will desecrate it again.A hermit crab crawling into a soda can, you will crawl inside your shadow and walk.

  • Biscuits
    2019-01-17 16:19

    A remarkable debut collection. I'm sure I will be writing about this book soon.

  • Kristin
    2019-01-06 17:22

    An insightful and poignant book of poems that delve into what it means to live within the US, within capitalism, within family.

  • secondwomn
    2018-12-31 16:20

    i'm interested in a lot of the questions these poems raise.