Brain Candy Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Q&A | October 9, 2015

    Tyler Oakley: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Tyler Oakley

    Describe your book. As a YouTuber, my occupation is to share my life with anyone who wants to listen. It's a dream job that I've had for almost... Continue »
    1. $16.80 Sale Hardcover add to wish list


      Tyler Oakley 9781501117695

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Poetry- A to Z

This title in other editions

Girly Man


Girly Man Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Heir to the democratic and poetic sensibilities of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bernstein has always crafted verse that responds to its historical moment, but no previous collection of his poems so specifically addresses the events of its time as Girly Man, whichfeatures works written on the evening of September 11, 2001, and in response to the war in Iraq. Here, Bernstein speaks out, combining self-deprecating humor with incisive philosophical and political thinking.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Composed of works of very different forms and moodsand#8212;etchings from moments of acute crisis, comic excursions, formal excavations, confrontations with the cultural illogics of contemporary political consciousnessand#8212;the poems work as an ensemble, each part contributing something necessary to an unrealizable and unrepresentable whole.and#160;and#160;

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;A passionate defense of contingency, resistance, and multiplicity, Girly Man is a provocative and aesthetically challenging collection of radical verse from one of Americaand#8217;s most controversial poets.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#8220;A major achievement. . . . Anyone interested in contemporary poetry should seek out the collection, if only to read one of our most provocative poet-critics writing his most engaging poems to date.and#8221;and#8212;Thomas Devaney, PhiladelphiaInquirer

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#8220;Charles Bernstein writes both prose and poetry about poetry, sometimes brilliantly, in ways calculated to upset the middlebrow and thwart the bland. The more you like the poetic equivalent of a nice tune, easy to hum, the more Bernstein means to disrupt your complacency.and#8221;and#8212;Robert Pinsky, Washington Post

About the Author

Charles Bernstein is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of more than twenty books, including My Way: Speeches and Poems and With Strings, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Letand#8217;s Just Say

In Particular

Thank You for Saying Thank You

Letand#8217;s Just Say

and#8220;every lake . . .and#8221;

Some of These Daze

Itand#8217;s 8:23 in New York

Today is the next day of the rest of your life


Report from Liberty Street

Letter from New York

World on Fire

Didnand#8217;t We

The Folks Who Live on the Hill

One More for the Road

In a Restless World Like This Is

Ghost of a Chance

Choo Choo Chand#8217;Boogie

Stranger in Paradise

Broken English

Lost in Drowned Bliss

Sunset at Quaquaversal Point

A Flame in Your Heart



Fantasy on Nightmare on Elm Street Theme

and#8220;Cum ipse . . .and#8221;

Heand#8217;s So Heavy, Heand#8217;s My Sokal

Why I Donand#8217;t Meditate


Language, Truth, and Logic

from Canti Antichi

Slap Me Five, Cleo, Markand#8217;s History

In Parts

Reading Red


In Parts


Photo Opportunity


Castor Oil


Jacobsand#8217;s Ladder

Donand#8217;t Get Me Wrong

Interim Standoff

Should We Let Patients Write Down Their Own Dreams?

Bridges Freeze Before Roads

Pocket in the Hole

Evening Sail with Prawns

Secrets of a Clear Hand

Rain Is Local

Set Free (Knot)

If You Lived Here Youand#8217;d Be Home Now

The Warble of the Ammonia-Bellied Barkeep

and#8220;And if then . . .and#8221;

Comforting Thoughts

Further Color Notes


Girly Man

War Stories

Thereand#8217;s Beauty in the Sound of the Rushing Brook as It Forks and Bends in the Moonlight

Sign Under Test

A Poem Is Not a Weapon

Emmaand#8217;s Nursery Rimes

Wherever Angels Go

Death Fugue (Echo)

The Beauty of Useless Things: A Kantian Tale


The Bricklayerand#8217;s Arms

The Ballad of the Girly Man

Notes and Acknowledgments

Product Details

Bernstein, Charles
University of Chicago Press
Single Author / American
American - General
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
2 halftone
8.5 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Maverick Room: Poems Used Trade Paper $2.48
  2. Selected Poems by Kenneth Fearing... Sale Hardcover $8.98
  3. Refusing Heaven Used Trade Paper $9.00
  4. Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth:... Used Hardcover $11.50
  5. Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems Used Hardcover $9.95
  6. A Paradise of Poets: New Poems &... New Trade Paper $14.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

Girly Man New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$19.25 In Stock
Product details 188 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226044293 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at