Tropic of Squalor: Poems

Tropic of Squalor: Poems

A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar?s Club and Lit. Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar?s Club and Lit. Lon...

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Title:Tropic of Squalor: Poems
Author:Mary Karr
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:0062699849
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Tropic of Squalor: Poems Reviews

  • Melissa
    Apr 28, 2018
    Book 2 for #readathon #deweys24hourreadathon - I?d never read Mary Karr?s poetry before, didn?t even know she had previous collections ? but I have read her memoir Lit. Very interesting, I liked the poem cycle that made up the last half of this collection ...
  • Susannah
    Jun 28, 2018
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  • Glenda
    May 12, 2018
    ?Tropic of Squalor? ranges in subject from the personal to the political. Many of the poems have an autobiographical voice, and an early poem, ?Illiterate Progenitor,? speaks to life with a father ?undiluted by the written word.? This poem inspired me to write about my own ...
  • Maughn Gregory
    Jun 18, 2018
    All spiritual writing should be this grungy, this clear-eyed, this smart. ...
  • Andrea
    Jul 11, 2018
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  • Sara Habein
    May 28, 2018
    So much good stuff in here. Sad, thoughtful, reverent, maybe sometimes a little too on the nose, but that's ok too. ...
  • Diane S ☔
    May 22, 2018
    3.5 review soon. ...
  • Julia Mcconnell
    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Rebecca Foster
    Feb 12, 2018
    Mary Karr is mostly known as a memoirist, but this is actually her fifth poetry collection. Death is a major theme, with David Foster Wallace?s suicide (?Among genii, whoever dies first wins. / Or so he thought.?) and 9/11 getting multiple mentions. Karr also writes self-deprecat...
  • Ju$tin
    Jun 20, 2018
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  • Emma
    Jul 01, 2018
    Karr is getting better with age. This is so good. ...
  • Teresa
    Jun 23, 2018
    Love to read poetry! I received my copy in a giveaway here on Goodreads!! Thank you Goodreads and Mary Karr!!! ...
  • Scott Beddingfield
    May 25, 2018
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  • Joseph
    May 08, 2018
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  • Marne Wilson
    Mar 21, 2018
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I am definitely not the right reader for it. Karr deals with some dark subject matter here, and her coping strategy is a thick layer of cynicism. For example, take these lines from "The Age of Criticism," where she describes the suicide of a...
  • Autumn Kovach
    Jul 02, 2018
    I don't read poetry often but I first encountered Mary on an On Being podcast, which I've listened to multiple times. I've read her memoir and then saw her live at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn. She read poetry aloud from this book and spoke about her inspirations. She is hilarious and s...
  • Harry
    May 15, 2018
    Must reads: 1. The Age of Criticism (DFW/Franzen influences?) 2. The Child Abuse Tour 3. Obadiah: A Perfect Mess ...
  • William Clark
    May 16, 2018
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  • Lovely Loveday
    Apr 12, 2018
    Tropic of Squalor is the fifth poetry collection written by Karr. The major theme throughout this collection of poems is death. The poems in this poem are realistic and relatable. Some can bring out different emotions for the reader. Tropic of Squalor is a book that is not for everyone...
  • abigail
    Jun 26, 2018
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  • Tucker
    Apr 05, 2018
    I read and loved Mary Karr?s memoirs: ?Lit? and ?The Liar?s Club,? but I had not previously read any of her poetry. In her new collection ?Tropic of Squalor,? I felt as though I was reading a different author - both in character and tone. There were some poems and lines...
  • Katie
    Jun 03, 2018
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  • L K Simonds
    May 24, 2018
    What can I say? This is classic Mary Karr: No holds barred poems about life in the Tropic of Squalor, that is, under the curse. Ms. Karr's observations are poignant and almost always have a comic element, even if it's dark. The poems are full of familiar themes for those who've read he...
  • Jack Bartles
    Jun 02, 2018
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  • Samantha Silver
    May 25, 2018
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  • gray
    Jun 23, 2018
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  • Melissa Fondakowski
    Jun 24, 2018
    Viper Rum was the first of Mary Karr's work that I read and I was hooked. she's a great poet, and this volume is fantastic. As a poet Karr remains a tried and true storyteller and uses all the things I love about poetry to make these moments stick, sound, rhythm, white space, double me...
  • Crystal
    Jun 12, 2018
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  • Mark Asnen
    May 30, 2018
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  • Claire Willman
    May 31, 2018
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