Pink Moon (Paperback)

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Pink Moon (Paperback)

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Pink Moon is the inaugural winner of the Jacar Press Editor’s Choice Award, selected by our Managing Editor, Natalie Eleanor Patterson, to an outstanding runner-up in the Jacar Press Chapbook or Full-Length Book Contests.
Tina Barr’s first book, The Gathering Eye, won the Tupelo Press Editor’s Prize. Green Target won the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize (2018), and Kaleidoscope was published by Iris Press in 2015. Her three chapbooks were all winners of national publication contests, and judge Yusef Komunyakaa said of her work: “Each poem dares the reader.” Barr has won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the MacDowell Colony, and elsewhere.
Product Details ISBN: 9780936481555
Publisher: Jacar Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2024
Pages: 92
The poems in Pink Moon examine powerlessness over the body as well as in the environment. They explore the Western North Carolina area inhabited by the Cherokee, focusing on local inhabitants and lore, before reaching outward to other geographies: Egypt, Botswana, Ethiopia, India, in patterns of circularity and juxtaposition. Ranging over varying subjects: the Tuskegee experiment, the Ku Klux Klan, sexual and physical abuse, love both transgressive and domestic, familial patterns of incest and greed, Pink Moon uses the environment Tina Barr inhabits, and the virus that inhabits her own body, as bridges to the virus in the body politic. They illuminate the idea of contagion, positing the issues of race, and species extinction as an epidemic.