Scared Violent Like Horses: Poems

Scared Violent Like Horses: Poems[Ebook] ➩ Scared Violent Like Horses: Poems By John McCarthy – Heartforum.co.uk Selected by Victoria Chang as winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, John McCarthy s Scared Violent Like Horses is a deeply personal examination of violent masculinity, driven by a yearning for compassi Selected by Victoria Chang as Like Horses: Kindle Ó winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, John McCarthy s Scared Violent Like Horses is a deeply Scared Violent PDF or personal examination of violent masculinity, driven by a yearning forcompassionate ways of beingMcCarthy s flyover country is populated by a family strangled by Violent Like Horses: eBook ✓ silence a father drunk and mute in the passenger seat, a mother sinking into bed like a dish at the bottom of a sink, and a boy whose friends play punch for punch for fun He shows us a boy struggling to understand how we deny each other, daily, so many chances to care and how we didn t know how to talk about loss, so we made each other lose Constant throughout is the brutality of the Midwestern landscape that, like the people who inhabit it, turns out to be beautiful in its vulnerability sedgegrass littered with plastic bags floating like ghosts, dilapidated houses with abandoned Fisher Price toys in the yard, and silos of dirt and rust under a sky that struggles to remember the ground belowWith arresting lyricism and humility, Scared Violent Like Horses attends to the insecurities that hide at the heart of what s been turned harsh, offering a smoldering but redemptive and tender view of the lost, looked over, and forgotten.

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    Scared Violent Like Horses: Poems Epub ✓ Scared sink, and a boy whose friends play punch for punch for fun He shows us a boy struggling to understand how we deny each other, daily, so many chances to care and how we didn t know how to talk about loss, so we made each other lose Constant throughout is the brutality of the Midwestern landscape that, like the people who inhabit it, turns out to be beautiful in its vulnerability sedgegrass littered with plastic bags floating like ghosts, dilapidated houses with abandoned Fisher Price toys in the yard, and silos of dirt and rust under a sky that struggles to remember the ground belowWith arresting lyricism and humility, Scared Violent Like Horses attends to the insecurities that hide at the heart of what s been turned harsh, offering a smoldering but redemptive and tender view of the lost, looked over, and forgotten."/>
  • Paperback
  • 104 pages
  • Scared Violent Like Horses: Poems
  • John McCarthy
  • 20 March 2019
  • 9781571315076

10 thoughts on “Scared Violent Like Horses: Poems

  1. Alex says:

    THE BOY DONE DID IT AGAIN

  2. Andy Oram says:

    I loved these poems right away such simple language for such a complicated life McCarthy thrives when characterizing the depopulation of the rural Midwest with the loud dreams of fathers whose voices can still be heard, even seen , imagining the residents of a mental hospital forgetting their lives one day at a time , or describing his own journey with my tongue is a language preserved in a cave of ice I easily made it through this gripping collection in one evening, even while reading each selection several times.Yes, the themes of this book are fairly standard isolation, closing factories, people fleeing to minimum wage jobs or drunkenness, a childhood sacrificed to a parent s depression, and a turn to violence as a reaction But McCarthy doesn t rest on these themes His poetry is personal and universal.I am most drawn to the poems where his story is somewhat hidden within mysterious and evocative lyricism Other readers may prefer the poems where the narrative is on the surface Even these reward the reader with beautiful passages His mentally ill mother was wading into the deep water, vanishing from the feet up and Her skull was a bag of voices He honors his father too, because the poet can look into the landscape behind his eyes , thinking of him pinned to clotheslines and then have him reach into a closetand pull out a routinely painful, uniformed version of himself.

  3. Mary Ardery says:

    Wow, this collection is quite accomplished which makes sense given it was published with Milkweed and selected by Victoria Chang Most of the poems are in long lines of couplets but slight variations with this throughout I liked that there was some variety of form but overall a uniform feel My favorite poems in this collection are the ones about the speaker s unwell mother In Hunger, she floats to her bedroom where she sinks into bed like a dish to the bottom of the sink I think I would appreciate this simile in any poem, but it is especially apt here given the poem s title and subject matter about the mother throwing away her son s dinner before she even served it to him McCarthy consistently writes very strong endings to his poems I also loved the title poem, and its content is representative of the book s main theme how young boys fear desperation turns to violence And how there is also an intimacy in this.

  4. Andrew says:

    Scared Violent Like Horses cuts like a tornado through the psychic landscape of the Midwest John McCarthy s poems poignantly depict a speaker alientated from himself by toxic masculinity, by family strife, and by the rusted and wracked economy of the city he hails from McCarthy is a first rate storyteller and metaphor maker.

  5. Kevin Sterne says:

    Holy shit.

  6. R.K. Cowles says:

    3 1 2 stars

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