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Stilton Frankfurter Since: 7.2.04 From: Canada Since last post: 3859 days Last activity: 3859 days # 1 Posted on 8.12.04 0244.00 | Instant Rating: 2.26 I'm not sure how many of you guys keep up with contemporary poetry, but I've just finished reading a few books, and I thought I could offer a few recommendations of recent(ish) books: Heroin, by Charlie Smith (American). Here's an exceprt: http://www.nortonpoets.com/ex/smithcheroin.htm What Narcissism Means to Me, by Tony Hoagland (American). Here's an excerpt: http://www.poems.com/disaphoa.htm The Fat Kid, by Paul Vermeersch (Canadian). Here's an except: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/vermeersch/poem4.htm Selected Poems, by Simon Armitage (British). Sample poems: http://www.thepoem.co.uk/poems/armitage.htm I think these are my four favourite poetry books that I read this year. Anyone else read these books and have any thoughts? Any other recommendations? The Goal: SLACK The Method: The Casting Out of False Prophets The Weapon: Time Control The Motto: "Fuck Them All of they Can't Take a Joke" Promote this thread!
spf Scrapple Since: 2.1.02 From: The Las Vegas of Canada Since last post: 301 days Last activity: 126 days
AIM: # 2 Posted on 8.12.04 0935.25 | Instant Rating: 5.67 I absolutely love the Hoagland book. I first saw his work in Best American 2003 (The Koumannyaka edition) and was amazed. His stuff is just heartbreaking at times. A couple of things I've picked up recently that I really enjoyed which aren't all new but I thought were good reads: Tim Seibles - Hurdy Gurdy (amazon.com) Karen Volkman - Spar (amazon.com) David Trinidad, Jeffrey Conway - Phoebe 2002 (amazon.com) And I recommend when it comes out this spring to pick up the latest issue of Columbia Poetry Review (colum.edu) an outstanding journal which I also co-edit We had 2 works from it chosen for Best American 2004. And of course please use the Zim's links to Amazon once you decide to purchase these books (edited by spf on 8.12.04 0936)
Stilton Frankfurter Since: 7.2.04 From: Canada Since last post: 3859 days Last activity: 3859 days # 3 Posted on 8.12.04 1032.24 | Instant Rating: 2.26
Oh, I loved Phoebe 2002, but you left out Lynn Crosbie's name as one of the co-authors. Her book, Missing Children, is just chillingly good. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0771024258/qid=1102523442/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-2711628-5492962?v=glance&s=books (edited by Stilton on 8.12.04 1132) The Goal: SLACK The Method: The Casting Out of False Prophets The Weapon: Time Control The Motto: "Fuck Them All of they Can't Take a Joke"
I don’t recall what spurred me to pick this up(as I usually only go for graphic novels about superheroes I’m already wildly familiar with), but I’m so glad I did. What a tremendous story – funny yet also heart-wrenching at times.
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