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Mission Work: Poems

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: August 2012
ISBN: 9780544104440
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In this prize-winning collection, a debut poet evokes his childhood as the son of missionaries in Papua New Guinea.

Mission Work is an arresting collection of poems based on Aaron Baker’s experiences as a child of missionaries living among the Kuman people in the remote Chimbu Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Rich with Christian and Kuman myths and stories, the poems explore Western and tribal ways of looking at the world -- an interface of vastly different cultures and notions of spirituality, illuminated by the poet’s own struggles as he comes of age in this unique environment.

The images conjured in Mission Work are viscerally stirring: native people slaughter pigs for a Chimbu wedding ceremony; a papery flight of cicadas cuts through a cloud forest; hands sting as they beat a drum made of dried snakeskin. Quieter moments are shot through with the unfamiliar as well. In “Bird of Paradise,” a father angles his son’s head toward the canopy of the jungle so the boy can catch sight of an elusive bird.

Stanley Plumly, this year’s guest judge, writes, “How rare to find precision and immersion so alive in the same poetry. Aaron Baker's pressure on his language not only intensifies and elevates his memories of Papuan 'mission work,' it transforms it back into something very like his original childhood experience. Throughout this remarkably written and felt first book, the reader, like the author himself, ‘can’t tell if this is white or black magic,’ Christian, tribal, or both at once.”
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Mission Work: Poems ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Aaron Baker
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, August 2012
ISBN: 9780544104440
EAN:  9780544104440
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $14.95 eBook price: $11.99
Mission Work: Poems PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Aaron Baker
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, August 2012
ISBN: 9780544104440
EAN:  2370005101193
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