The Book of Men

The Book of Men

Poems

Book - 2011
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The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "continually engaging and, at her best, luminous" (San Diego Union-Tribune).from "To Kiss Frank,"nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;make out with him a bit, thisnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;is what my friend would like to donbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;oh these too many dead summers later,nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;and as much as I want to stroll with hernbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;into the poet's hazy fancynbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;all I can see is O'Hara's long gone lipsnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;fallen free of the bone, slumberingnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;beneath the grainy soil.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393079555
0393079554
Branch Call Number: 811.54 LAUX
Characteristics: 91 p. ; 22 cm

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Kirbs Oct 04, 2011

So moving. So rare. A stunning collection/achievement.

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