Tiger Laughs When You Push

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Tiger Laughs When You Push
 

Authored by Ruth Lehrer

Tiger laughs when you push / She already has dirt with her donut / and knows the cage is cardboard. The poems in Tiger Laughs When You Push are full of wit, lyric ingenuity, and imaginative acuteness. Heartcracked, I need cereal lowjack / fruit GPS / to get out from under / the cheesy cheers. Ruth Lehrer’s virtuosity for the use of detail, for image, for sound – is unique and a great great gift to encounter. These poems are insightful and provocative. They are marvelous.
— Emily Pettit, author of Goat in the Snow

From a mother who sends her daughter a “napkin of rotted teeth” to a parrot that squawks in “lilting Lithuanian” to Eden who “squatted menstrual blood paintings” the poems in Tiger Laughs When You Push constantly shock the reader with original imagery, startling language, keen observation, and bigness of heart. And if that wasn’t enough, dayenu, the lines are scattered with a bagel here, a bialy there, cheese blintzes, hot pastrami, applesauce, sour cream and more. These poems made my mouth water and left me hungry for more of Ruth Lehrer’s fine poems.
— Lesléa Newman, author of I Carry My Mother




Publication Date:
2016-01-11
ISBN/EAN13:
0692604758 / 9780692604755
Page Count:
42
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / LGBT




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