We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

Bread Alone

Kim Jensen

Publication Year: 2009

In this provocative collection, Kim Jensen gives voice to the struggle of those who seek love in a world saturated with brutality and aggression. The concise lyrics in Bread Alone condemn the violence in Iraq, Palestine, and Lebanon, while exploring the intimate consequences of these and other injustices. Darkly humorous, grotesque, sorrowful, outraged, and sometimes poignantly hopeful, Jensen’s poems possess a strange beauty and remind us of the key purposes of poetry—to warn and to revive our sense of conscience and connection.

Published by: Syracuse University Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

pdf iconDownload PDF (44.9 KB)
 

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF (33.2 KB)
pp. vii-ix

read more

Preface

pdf iconDownload PDF (35.6 KB)
pp. xi-

I wrote the poems “Confession,” “For Lorca,” “Grounded,” “Angel Flesh,” “Th e Mask Has Fallen,” and “The Feast of Sacrifice” in January 2007, soon after Saddam Hussein was hanged on Eid al-Adha. I thought of...

work

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 1-2

SKELETAL MATTER

pdf iconDownload PDF (5.8 KB)
 

The Darkest Hour

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.3 KB)
pp. 5-

Grounded

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.3 KB)
pp. 6-

Math Lessons

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.2 KB)
pp. 7-

S.O.S.

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 8-

Confession

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.0 KB)
pp. 9-10

I See Only Faces

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 11-

Spineless

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.9 KB)
pp. 12-

THE NEAREST EXIT

pdf iconDownload PDF (5.8 KB)
pp. 13-

For the Sake of a Single Word

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.7 KB)
pp. 15-

Down and Out

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.2 KB)
pp. 16-17

Th e Curse

pdf iconDownload PDF (37.7 KB)
pp. 18-19

Removal of Desire

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.5 KB)
pp. 20-

Sea Sickness (a poem in the oral tradition)

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.3 KB)
pp. 21-

Cream to Butter

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.9 KB)
pp. 22-

Song of Jalil

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.3 KB)
pp. 23-

Automatic Fire

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.7 KB)
pp. 24-

Colossal Failures

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.4 KB)
pp. 25-

UNHOLY ACTS

pdf iconDownload PDF (5.7 KB)
pp. 27-

The Dark History of My People

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 29-

Angel Flesh

pdf iconDownload PDF (37.6 KB)
pp. 30-31

For Lorca

pdf iconDownload PDF (37.7 KB)
pp. 32-33

Poetry

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.0 KB)
pp. 34-

Let the Girls Run

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.2 KB)
pp. 35-

Outsider

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.4 KB)
pp. 36-

Lone Mothers

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.1 KB)
pp. 37-38

Below the Surface

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 39-

“The Betrayal of Images”

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.3 KB)
pp. 40-42

WHAT THEY HAVE DONE

pdf iconDownload PDF (5.8 KB)
pp. 43-

Summer Attack

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.5 KB)
pp. 45-46

The Feast of Sacrifice

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 47-

Fundamental

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.4 KB)
pp. 48-

Song of Qana

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.0 KB)
pp. 49-

The Color Grey

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.8 KB)
pp. 50-

The Mask Has Fallen

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.3 KB)
pp. 51-

Love Poem

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.5 KB)
pp. 52-

IN GOD'S NAME

pdf iconDownload PDF (5.8 KB)
pp. 53-

In God’s Name

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 55-

Persona

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 56-

Wired

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.9 KB)
pp. 57-

Hard Lessons

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.0 KB)
pp. 58-59

Long Shelf Life

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.2 KB)
pp. 60-61

The Fault of Silence

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.9 KB)
pp. 62-

I Am Afraid of What Is Coming

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 63-

HABITS OF THE DEAD

pdf iconDownload PDF (5.8 KB)
pp. 65-

Song of Fall

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.3 KB)
pp. 67-

The Color Yellow, the Color Red

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.2 KB)
pp. 68-69

I Have Not Forgotten You

pdf iconDownload PDF (38.7 KB)
pp. 70-71

History of Our Wars

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.8 KB)
pp. 72-

More than She Bargained For

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.4 KB)
pp. 73-

The Latest Cut

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.0 KB)
pp. 74-

Birth of a Nation

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.6 KB)
pp. 75-

UNNATURAL CAUSES

pdf iconDownload PDF (5.8 KB)
pp. 77-

The End

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.8 KB)
pp. 79-

Category Five

pdf iconDownload PDF (26.1 KB)
pp. 80-

A Life of Narrow Escapes

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.6 KB)
pp. 81-

Bread Alone

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.3 KB)
pp. 82-83

Acting Alone

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.5 KB)
pp. 84-

In the Confusion of Waking

pdf iconDownload PDF (37.3 KB)
pp. 85-

EVERY SMALL DEATH

pdf iconDownload PDF (5.8 KB)
pp. 87-

Rock Bottom

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.0 KB)
pp. 89-90

Hello?

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.9 KB)
pp. 91-

Miracle

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.1 KB)
pp. 92-93

Honk If You Love

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.3 KB)
pp. 94-

Sunday

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.2 KB)
pp. 95-

Moving Harbor

pdf iconDownload PDF (36.6 KB)
pp. 96-

Languedoc

pdf iconDownload PDF (28.0 KB)
pp. 97-100

At the End of the War

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.9 KB)
pp. 101-


E-ISBN-13: 9780815651000
E-ISBN-10: 0815651007
Print-ISBN-13: 9780815609452
Print-ISBN-10: 0815609450

Page Count: 120
Publication Year: 2009

Recommend

UPCC logo
  • You have access to this content
  • Free sample
  • Open Access
  • Restricted Access