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In these pages we see that what was once a generalized fear for our children car accidents falling from a tree is now hyper reasonable specific and multiple school shootings nuclear attack loss of health care a polluted planet As Shaughnessy conjures our potential future she movingly and often with humor en. I am clearly in the minority but I did not like this collection I found the writing and thoughts disharmonious and incongruous Octopi take over the world because humans have destroyed the world I agreed with the letter about the rise of plastics Initially I appreciated the definition of people and then it went on ad nauseam and I wanted to toss the book aside I wish I had

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The Octopus Museum

This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction racism sexism and divisive politicsInformed by Brenda Shaughnessy's craft as a poet and her worst fears as a mother the poems in The Octopus Museum blaze forth from her pen. My favourite poems are the ones that when read feel like they answer a uestion I didn t know I had hadn t yet formed the poem as simultaneous uestion and answer And yet re readable and yielding a little bit with each readThe Idea of Others An animal is scritching in the wall behind my bed At first I thought it was some kind of water crackling in a heating pipe but what kind of water stops when you thump the wall I don t mean to be mean I mean to make it scurry off to send it to scritch somewhere I can t hear No I m not afraid it is small by the sound of its scritch I m not in Room 101 not worried about a gnarled whiskered rodent face chewing my eyelids in my sleep I know thesesmall animals if it is an animal are generally afraid of big intelligent me so far up the food chain capable of terrible violence if frightened I know they know they can never physically get me and are only after a crumb or a drop like everyone really No I m trying to protect my peace of mind my inner life my pest free dreams from these unseen labors in a frenzy in the wall behind my bed I was going to say it drives me mad and that is its fault or was I going to say who am I to judge the urges and intensities of another species What I ll say instead is that I am part of the universe privy to sounds parallel but unreachable and on some other levelthat I know I am alive factually unloving and alone

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Visions an age where cephalopods might rule over humankind a fate she suggests we may just deserve after destroying their oceans These heartbreaking terrified poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization. Every time I read one of Brenda Shaughnessy s books I am infuriated by how easy she makes it look to write amazing poetry I can t remember the last time I raced through a book of poetry like it was a thriller novel but here it is Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization. Every time I read one of Brenda Shaughnessy s books I am infuriated by how easy she makes it look to write amazing Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya poetry I can t remember the last time I raced through a book of Twisted poetry like it was a thriller novel but here it is


10 thoughts on “The Octopus Museum

  1. says:

    This poetry collection imagines a time in the future when our octopus overlords create a museum to remember the human speci

  2. says:

    My favourite poems are the ones that when read feel like they answer a uestion I didn't know I had hadn't yet formed the poem as simultaneous uestion and answer And yet re readable and yielding a little bit with each readThe Idea of Others An animal is scritching in the wall behind my bed At first I thought it was some kind of water crackl

  3. says:

    Gorgeous uniue language line by line and poem by poem It's free verse and yet it falls into comforting familiar rhythms and never sounds false or forced The subjects are wide ranging really an extraordinary mix of

  4. says:

    This is a bizarre set of poems – kinda dystopian kinda environmentalist – that imagines the world has been taken over by octopus overlords Plastics waste and guns have degraded human society to such an extent that going vegan and having children to spread love around can’t make any kind of positive difference any It’s too late This is the “after” picture but it’s wry than bleak “If you want to know what we all could have

  5. says:

    I am clearly in the minority but I did not like this collection I found the writing and thoughts disharmonious a

  6. says:

    Kind of an odd read Partitioned into a few titled sections The Octopus Museum follows course in feeling a bit too disparate Both thematic and formal shifts are pronounced and seemingly haphazard in their integration into the larger c

  7. says:

    We were uite literally gunning for our own extinction it now seems obvious If not by pandemic or self inflicted extreme climate events or bordernation hysteria gleefully murderous cops and presidents and dictators the infinite vari

  8. says:

    From “Letter from an Elder” “Have we even understood us? We were the humans a bafflement of evolution most species evolve to live; we devolved to evil Most infinitesimal specks get suashed by a much bigger foot and maybe we

  9. says:

    Every time I read one of Brenda Shaughnessy's books I am infuriated by how easy she makes it look to write amazing poetry I can't remember the last time I raced through a book of poetry like it was a thriller novel but here it is

  10. says:

    I appreciated the whole of this book than its individual parts The overall theme of the book the octopoids and their domination of mankind the museum of The Times Before that resonated with me and I thought was well doneThe individual poems were up and down for me hit and miss I appreciated the playfulness of language To come apart we'd have to come together; and so I tried to make you come or When I learned to tell tim

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