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Haunting and candid, Rachel Danielle Peterson’s debut collection A Girl’s A Gun introduces a poet whose bold voice merges heightened lyricism with compelling narrative. Taken together, the poems present the coming-of-age story of a girl born in the mountains of rural eastern Kentucky, tracing her journey into a wider world of experience. Exploring issues of identity, place, and the call to create, this collection tackles subjects that will shock, touch, and bewilder readers while giving voice to an underrepresented and perhaps even unprecedented perspective in poetry.