Butcher

Butcher

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Butcher is a book about love & loss — about being unapologetic and transparent in grief.

Natasha finds an unexpected solace in the kitchen after losing her best friend and brother, Marcus. Here, using the cuts of the cow as a metaphor Miller, explores addiction, family & tragedy.

Butcher takes the body of a cow and cleaves it into 5 parts: envisioning the cuts as relationship with family members and social forces. Her Mother the rib, her Brother the brisket, her queerness as the tongue and cheek. Butcher is raw and tender. It’s a book that tells the story of a woman who redefined success after losing the most valuable thing to her.

Title:Butcher
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    Butcher Reviews

  • Kirsty

    "The ocean is not always a tsunami. The wind is not always a tornado. You are no less powerful in all your stillness."Such a beautiful, readable collection, touching on experiences of grief and loss, ...

  • Elaina

    First of all, I would like to thank NetGalley for offering me the chance to read in advance this book in exchange for an honest review.The poetry book contains 32 poems which are systematically arrang...

  • Anwen Hayward

    This was an insightful poetry collection, particularly the poems about grief, but ultimately it fell a little flat for me, and I'm not sure why. A lot of the poems were very simplistic and anti-climac...

  • Misse Jones

    I honestly loved everything about Natasha T. Miller’s, Butcher. Like literally everything. The structure, tone, themes explored, thoughtful selections, and excellently crafted pieces had me feeling ...

  • Filipa Batista

    A small book, which brings us a lot of hard and cruel feelings. Death, loss, and love are perceived here by the visceral, the offal of an animal, the people important to the author are mirrored in the...

  • TheEuphoricZat

    Since it been a while that I read a poetry collection, this was a really good (and I mean sad) one. Here we follow the author's road to 'healing' and 'understanding of her own pain'A someone who has b...

  • Carolyn B

    Butcher is a short (~56 pages and ~32 poems) collection of poems by Natasha T. Miller about her mother's addiction, her brother's death, race, and sexuality. The poems are powerful but a little roug...

  • Maddie Brown

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review."You become the excuse and the excusedthe burning building and the fireexpecting to be rescued while left alone"B...

  • Naomi (naomi.reads.world)

    I want to start by saying I'm reviewing this as a queer, light-skinned woman - I highly recommend checking out #ownvoices reviews of Butcher before you decide to skip or pick up this collection.Natash...

  • Jess Witkins

    I wish it was longer. Natasha T. Miller's poetry collection on grief is palpable. It speaks to our times, to the lives of BIPOC and LGBTQ identities, and how to be the person left missing someone. Art...