Why I Love Oysters


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Kathleen Lynch has assembled a remarkable collection of poems that explore the theme of hunger in surprising ways. Winner of a Pushcart Prize as well as other awards for both poetry and fiction, Lynch has published numerous books and chapbooks. Why I Love Oysters displays the full power of her work.
Is this why God made us human
and opposed our thumbs
so we could climb
through centuries of knowledge and geometry
back to the place we knew first–
newborn, blind & only by instinct
nuzzling to suck
what would hold us here?
                                         —-(from “Hungry”)


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