sharps cabaret
Sharps Cabaret

Katy Giebenhain

The moving targets of identity are not always dramatic or final. SHARPS CABARET brings us ex-expatriate poems. They enter, in one way or another, once-familiar territory. Here, when re-crossing oceans, streets, supermarket aisles, or exam rooms, the trip is always a trip. Something is always at stake.

In SHARPS CABARET, Giebenhain handles the underestimated and overlooked with good-natured force. From horseshoe-pitching in a war zone to Mary the Mother of God speaking from an icon, from reading graffiti in a Prague restaurant to American health insurers acting like highway bandits, from the startling cleanliness of German windows to the introduction of the patron saint of the world’s most confusingly-named disease, here’s a collection that urges us to look again.

Mercer University Press, ISBN 978-0-88146-641-0, 70 pages, $5.042017

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