Sharps Cabaret May 22, 2017 By Collegeville Institute Katy Giebenhain Mercer University Press, 2017 Writing workshop participant 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. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.