Poetry. "In poems that manage to be both pity-less and mercy-full, Susanne Dyckman's A DARK ORDINARY takes us deep inside the lives of Lewis Hine's early 20th century photographic subjects: child laborers, low-wage workers, and newly arrived immigrants on Ellis Island. Dyckman gestures toward the indignities, disappointments, and even horrors that mark their lives while she simultaneously lays bare their shining, irrepressible human light. These poems are sparse and beautifully composed missives to us, her readers, on the ...

A Dark Ordinary 2016, Furniture Press Books

ISBN-13: 9781940092157

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