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- DescriptionDaisy Fried s third book of poetry is a book of unsettling, unsettled Americans. Fried finds her Americans everywhere, watching Henry Kissinger leave the Louvre, trapped on a Tiber bridge by a crowd of neo-fascist thugs, yearning outside a car detailing garage for a car lit underneath by neon lavender, riding the train with Princeton seniors who have been rejected by recession-bound Wall Street, feeding stray cats drunk at midnight, bitching at her mother in the labor room, shopping with wide-bodied hunters for deer-dismembering band saws in the world s largest supplier of seasonal camouflage, cursing her cell phone and husband at eighty-five miles an hour, hiding behind the mask of an advice column to proclaim Charles Bukowski America s greatest poetess. There is thing like this book, because there is thing in it but America. No comfort, consolation, life-affirming pats on the back, despair about God, fear or acceptance of death, irrational exuberance, guilt or weariness, misery even in the middle of personal and political crisis. Plenty of humor and plenty of seriousness. Joy. And a new kind of poetry: t nice, but rich and real.
- Author BiographyDaisy Fried is the author of My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn t Mean to Do It, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. She has received Guggenheim, Hodder, and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, and the Cohen Award from Ploughshares. Fried reviews poetry books for the New York Times, Poetry, and the Threepenny Review and was awarded Poetry magazine s Editor s Prize. She has taught creative writing at Bryn Mawr College and in Warren Wilson College s low-residency MFA program. Fried lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Author(s)Daisy Fried
- PublisherUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
- Date of Publication30/05/2013
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationPittsburgh PA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
- Weight159 g
- Width152 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine8 mm
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