Barnburner

Barnburner

Poetry. Barnburner by Erin Hoover is the winner of the 2017 Elixir Press Antivenom Poetry Award. Kathryn Nuernberger, contest judge, had this to say about it: "The epigraph to Barnburner is a call to burn it all down: 'According to an old story, there was once a Dutchman who was so bothered by the rats in his barn that he burned down the barn to get rid of them. Thus a bar Poetry. Barnburner by Erin Hoover is the winner of the 2017 Elixir Press Antivenom Poetry Award. Kathryn Nuernberger, con...

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Title:Barnburner
Author:Erin Hoover
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1932418679
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Barnburner Reviews

  • Keith
    Nov 19, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

  • Simeon Berry
    Dec 03, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • David Gutowski
    Oct 25, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Jaime
    Jul 15, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

  • Frederick Rotzien
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Belinda Shaw
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Tanya Grae
    Jan 15, 2019

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Kara
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Lianne
    Jun 24, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Melissa ahmed
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Charissa Rate
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Jayme Russell
    Jun 07, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Eliot
    Nov 13, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

  • Netty
    Jun 19, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Michelle  Hogmire
    Nov 29, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

  • Laura Knickelbine
    Jun 25, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Kim Ellis
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Fran Whitley
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Graham
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Melissa Cheresnick
    Dec 29, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Ace Boggess
    Jan 06, 2019

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

  • Dennis Hall
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Lynn Melnick
    Jun 17, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Britt
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Sherri Caudell
    Jun 23, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Darrell
    Jun 16, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Melly Mel
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Micielle
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Fleet Sparrow
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Erin
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Haley
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Eric
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Kathleen
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Lydia Wallace
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • F
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Sam
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Jamie Mazzanti
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Michelle
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Amy
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Lily
    Jan 13, 2019

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Jackie
    Jun 27, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Erin Hoover
    Jun 24, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...

    I?m not a huge poetry reader, but this was really excellent. The poems touch on such a wide variety of topics - fertility, economic issues, class/privilege, intolerance, politics - but they all flow well together. I couldn?t stop reading this, but when I was done, I went back to so...

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  • Matthew Henschel
    Sep 02, 2018

    "No discussion of a protagonist?s poverty, defamation, or existential helplessness goes without comparison to those who?ve got it worse. The most venomous screeds against former lovers, the cruelty of strangers, or even a lowly ATM mugger are still woven through with the idea that ...

    Extraordinary debut poetry collection, informed by the simultaneous sad desperation and proud stubbornness of rural Appalachia--squeaking by on call center salaries, blatantly buying drugs in hotel lobbies, subsisting on land plagued by environmental destruction. Hoover is at her fines...

    Barnburner is a rich, powerful collection of poems--a mix of narrative and confessional. They explore hopes and histories, nostalgia, regret, and becoming. Some of the scenes and subsequent meditations burn your fingers as you read. Others bring sadness, hurt. In every line, though, Ho...

    Bitingly dark, eyes-wide-open, tightly crafted poems. ...

    This is such a powerful book. I read the poem ?The Valkyrie? before the book came out, and it was legitimately one of the best poems I?ve read in a long, long time. I found myself coming back to read it again and again. Barnburner is full of similarly moving poems. These are ...