Heirloom Bulldog

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Poetry. In HEIRLOOM BULLDOG, animals seize their freedom and defend their homes. Pet-trade escapees thrive. Nile monitor lizards prowl public beaches and Burmese pythons feast on panthers in the Everglades. Runaway factory hogs join wild descendants of Russian boars, pigeons survive run-ins with cabs, and coyotes cruise the suburbs. Muscular, tender, lucidly imagistic, these poems examine the intersection of animals and humans, showing the damage done, and the splendor that remains

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Lynn McGee’s poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Hawai’i Review, Ontario Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Sun Magazine, Phoebe, The Same, The New Guard Literary Review (one poem a finalist and one a semi-finalist in their Knightville contest judged by Donald Hall) and many other journals. Lynn’s chapbook Bonanza won the Hudson Valley Writer’s Center/Slapering Hol Press manuscript contest. She was a Judith’s Room awardee, a MacDowell fellow, and earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University, where she held teaching fellowships. Lynn also taught freshman writing at Brooklyn College/CUNY, George Washington University and elsewhere, as well as teaching poetry in public schools through Teachers & Writers Collaborative. She was a winner of the In Our Own Write contest at the LGBT Community Center in NYC, where she later received the Heart of the Center Award for initiating, as a volunteer, their first GED test prep program, eventually earning the NYC Literacy Assistance Center’s citywide Recognition Award for her work in the field of adult literacy.


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