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    review The Smell of Good Mud The Smell of Good Mud (KINDLE) 35Rating poetry collectionsanthologies is always difficult because there will always be a couple poems that are amazing and resonate deeply while the rest are nice but not overwhelmingly great I really liked Zúñiga's use

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    Read & Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Lauren Zúñiga Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download review The Smell of Good Mud The second I received this book in the mail I read it start to finish and then wrote a poem that I had forgotten was in me Everything Lauren Zuniga writes is beauty and truth and FULL It makes you want to write it makes you want to organize a march it makes you want to uit your job or if you're me it makes you thankful that you're a social worker and that your job basically does all of these things and take on the world What an amazing p

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    The Smell of Good Mud (KINDLE) Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download review The Smell of Good Mud We are a museum with free admission We are not always the best curators Lauren ZunigaIt's always a challenge for me to read performance poets from the page instead of actually hearing them Seeing their movement Feeling the way they curve words around my head when I close my eyes It's even challenging if I've witnessed a

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    Read & Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Lauren Zúñiga The Smell of Good Mud (KINDLE) Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download 35 starsIt’s so hard with poetry I adored the style of this don’t get me wrong There was a few poems which made my heart ache or long for a better time Unfortunately the rest fell flat for me and the flow of the collection just didn’t feel right especially the last 25%As with all poetry I highly recommend everyone reads poetry collect

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    Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download Read & Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Lauren Zúñiga The Smell of Good Mud (KINDLE) Since my marriage to Chuck Palahniuk fell throught the slats of his wooden floored warehouse that inspired him to write Fight Club I have decided to elope with Lauren Zuniga She is so amazing that I have revoked my vow of never having children because she already has a beautiful daughter The most wonderful thing about this book was that it

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    The Smell of Good Mud (KINDLE) Favorite poemsDear Lauren Barry2007Greatest FearWorld's Tallest HillTo the Oklahoma Progressives Plotting Mass ExodusPrayer for the Public SelfI've had the pleasure of hearing Lauren perform her poetry and she was absolutely captivating She also came and gave a workshop to my Creative Writing 2 class and she was warm and kind and generous and smart just like her poems I feel like a jerk only giving this collection a 3 but that's how I felt

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    The Smell of Good Mud (KINDLE) Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download Poems are very nutritious and you should consume them at least 4 times a dayLauren Zuniga's poems can slam someone up against a wall in a filthy gas station lavatory and shake them by the lapel seething LOOK HERE MISTER POLITICIAN YOU'RE HAV

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    The Smell of Good Mud (KINDLE) Zuniga's a slam poet so a lot of her poems are too talky for me Worth reading just for Sweetheart and How to Stay Celibate

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    Read & Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Lauren Zúñiga The Smell of Good Mud (KINDLE) ART BOOKS POETRY Women July 25 2012REVIEW The Smell of Good Mud by Lauren ZunigaThe poems that tend to interest me most are often witty observational contemplative humorous confessional fictional vivid or some blend of these elements

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    Read & Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Lauren Zúñiga Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download review The Smell of Good Mud If you want to play GodMr and Mrs Lawmakersif you want to write your Bibleon my organsthen you better be there when I am down on my kneespleading for relieffrom your morality I picked this up because I honest to gods love the smell of wet dirt And those words make me so happy that I like the smell of wet dirt I also really liked Prayer for

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Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download Read & Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Lauren Zúñiga review The Smell of Good Mud The Smell of Good Mud explores the grit and splendor of collective living ueer parenting and other radical choices in the conservative landscape of Oklahoma Lau. The second I received this book in the mail I read it start to finish and then wrote a poem that I had forgotten was in me Everything Lauren Zuniga writes is beauty and truth and FULL It makes you want to write it makes you want to organize a march it makes you want to uit your job or if you re me it makes you thankful that you re a social worker and that your job basically does all of these things and take on the world What an amazing poet and definitely one of my favorite poetry books I ve consumed thus far

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Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download Read & Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Lauren Zúñiga review The Smell of Good Mud Ren Zuniga has made a name for herself for fearlessly confronting legislators and being an ambassador for the Heartland This collection is the underbelly No emo. 35 starsIt s so hard with poetry I adored the style of this don t get me wrong There was a few poems which made my heart ache or long for a better time Unfortunately the rest fell flat for me and the flow of the collection just didn t feel right especially the last 25%As with all poetry I highly recommend everyone reads poetry collections for themselves as everyone s experiences are so different

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Lauren Zúñiga á 4 Free download Read & Download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Lauren Zúñiga review The Smell of Good Mud Tion is spared No image is lost It is a field guide to blisters and curtsies It is a chronicle of womenchildrenanimals coming together in a house named Clementi. ART BOOKS POETRY Women July 25 2012REVIEW The Smell of Good Mud by Lauren ZunigaThe poems that tend to interest me most are often witty observational contemplative humorous confessional fictional vivid or some blend of these elements and With that in mind these are all ualities found in Lauren Zuniga s poetry Full disclosure I ve seen her perform on several occasions But even if I hadn t had this prior experience her phrasing keeps the cadence as lively on the page as it does during a performanceIt is likely that many progressives across the country may be familiar with at least one poem published in this book A ready candidate for recognition is To The Oklahoma Law Makers Who Passed SB 1878 Reuiring Women To Receive an Ultrasound Prior To An Abortion This poem garnered the attention of Moveonorg and continues to be widely promoted But there are a few poems that have also had some notable circulation such as To The Oklahoma Progressives Plotting Mass Exodus and Women Behind Bars OKCNET recently filmed a previously unrecorded poem entitled Boston Marriage The poems that comprise Zuniga s new collection The Smell of Good Mud are stylistically cohesive and her imagery is consistently brimming with life I asked Zuniga about the title of her book as I wasn t sure how it applied to the entire collection Sure there are a lot of earthy metaphors about the messiness of love life and everything in between but I had a feeling there was to it than what was readily apparent Zuniga said the title is derived from a line in Clarissa Pinkola Estes s book Women Who Run With The Wolves She is ideas feelings urges and memory She has been lost and half forgotten for a long long time She is the source the light the night the dark and daybreak She is the smell of good mud and the back leg of the fox The birds which tell us secrets belong to her She is the voice that says This way this way Given the style and subject matter found in Zuniga s poetry it seems perfectly natural that she would draw inspiration from this passage Her poems often lead you on a journey where you re never uite sure what you ll encounter next be it politics the people she s encountered motherhood her commitment to writing and performing poetry community and the nature of sexualityThe majority of Zuniga s poems appealed to me for various reasons Tally of ueerdom In No Particular Order has a line that I find wryly amusing Most would consider themselves happiest with the security promised in a monogamous marriage Although it s always good to know where you stand monogamous or not She writes I am terrified of monogamycommitmententrapment than I am of lesbianbisexualwild womanueer Wedding rings look like handcuffs I do not want a circle drive or a master bedroom I don t care what the neighbors think Although as a woman with two rings on her left hand one a white gold wedding band and the other a silver claddagh I do have to admit that I love drumming on random objects while listening to them clink along with the beat That or fist bumping my rings with my husband s as we simultaneously say Wonder Twins powers activate But that s the lovely thing about this book there s no judgment against the norm whatever that is as this is about Zuniga expressing her individuality and making no excuses for who she is either There s also a sense of searching for acceptance too because while she isn t interested in a traditional marriage she expresses outrage with a society intent on legislating all relationships with one brand of religion Even so Zuniga doesn t bash her neighbors in fact I m pretty sure she recommends tracking down and hugging some of your Republican friends at one point So there are many poems about the value of acceptance and diversity Stormchaser written for her sister Kait is a prime example In this poem readers get a glimpse into Zuniga s family dynamics Sisterly love is offered even if the familial ties are sometimes just as tempestuous as anything else encountered in the world at large Another humorous but sincere poem is Prayer for the Snobby In this one Zuniga admits to judging people for their bad taste in hair styles their lack of knowledge about a trivial fact important to only a select few or their general awkwardness but in turn she asks for the kind of humility that casually fashions mountains and oceans so that she may come to know The uiet smirk of redwoods The silent hum of stars Some of Zuniga s poetry is clearly autobiographical but there are a few poems that blend elements of fact and fiction This presentation reminds me of another poet who once lived and taught in Oklahoma Ai whose book Vice had been gifted to me over a decade ago used a first person narrative to examine morality in America Ai s characters related fictional accounts even if the historical events and people she used were real I mention Ai s poetic style because when OKCNET interviewed Zuniga at her home this past May I noticed she had a copy of this book too Women Behind Bars isn t exactly like one of Ai s character monologues in part because Zuniga doesn t shy away from recounting her past encounters with the law However half way through Women Behind Bars Zuniga adopts Sylvia s persona Sylvia s life history is a composite of commonalities shared by the types of disadvantaged women who end up serving time in Oklahoma s prison system Oklahoma incarcerates women per capita than anywhere else in United States These two life histories one factual and one fictional highlight ineuities within the justice system and catalogs contributing factors that have led to Oklahoma s troubling statisticsWith Zuniga s permission to reproduce a poem in full I choose to end with Circle Drive It is not the last poem listed in the book but it has a collection of motifs that consistently appear in her work for example there is love acceptance morality sexuality the government s role in people s lives and relational ties between families and communitiesCircle DiveMy neighbor just came out to her husband They have been married for 15 years and have three daughters She has been in love with the same woman for five years but never once touched her skin Never had the courage to explore the terrain of her sex Terrified of what the neighbors would thinkHer neighbors are a rowdy house of ueer women They light bonfires and erect giant maypoles to celebrate the fertility of spring They occasionally kiss each other They sleep on the roof They want a chicken coop but roosters are noisy and illegal in the city The neighbors might call the code enforcersThe code enforcer lives across the street He eats pastrami sandwiches everyday and loves Bon Jovi His wife is a dominatrix that he refers to as Mistress She mows the lawn wearing black leather Their boyfriend sleeps in the garage and works as a hair stylist If he told his parents about the living arrangements he would be disownedHis parents are retired and enjoy gardening and horseback riding Recently the mother has been wearing leopard print aprons and lace panties when she cooks His father likes to have sex with her against the stove She wants to scream until her grandmother s china shatters in the cabinet She doesn t Terrified of what the neighbors will thinkOne last addition if you noticed that all of Zuniga s Top 10 Favorite Books happened to be the exact ones listed in Write Bloody Publishing s 2012 line up it s because of an editing error No one s perfect that s why we have editions Still I was amused and intrigued so I asked if she d like to list her Top 10 Favorite Books Zuniga said IN THIS EXACT MOMENT they areFeminism is for Everybody Bell HooksRise of the Trust Fall Mindy NettifeeThis Clumsy Living Bob HicockA New Earth Eckhart TolleReturn to Love Marianne WilliamsonLanguage Older Than Words Derrick JensonThings Fall Apart Pema ChodrenLive for a Living Buddy WakefieldThe Madness Vase Andrea GibsonScandalabra Derrick BrownReview written by Helen Grant Check okcnet for videos and photos 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  • Paperback
  • 97
  • The Smell of Good Mud
  • Lauren Zúñiga
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
  • 9781935904977