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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, make out with him a bit, this is what my friend would like to do oh these too many dead summers later, and as much as I want to stroll with her into the poet's hazy fancy all I can see is O'Hara's long gone lips fallen free of the bone, slumbering beneath the grainy soil.

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"Dorianne Laux dares to parse her life through the prism of men who've passed through it."--New York Times

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"The Book of Men finds Laux at her best. She's witty, engaging, and candid. . . . Echoes of Whitman are everywhere in The Book of Men. Both Whitman and Laux are profoundly democratic poets. Anyone can live in their poems, and their poems can live anywhere."--The Rumpus

About the Author

Dorianne Laux is the author of five collections of poetry: Facts About the Moon, What We Carry, Smoke, Awake, and The Book of Men. She has been the recipient of the Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Among her awards are a Pushcart Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at North Carolina State University and lives in Raleigh.

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ISBN:
9780393342659
Author:
Laux, Dorianne
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Dorianne Laux dares to parse her life through the prism of men who've passed through it."--New York Times
"Synopsis" by , "The Book of Men finds Laux at her best. She's witty, engaging, and candid. . . . Echoes of Whitman are everywhere in The Book of Men. Both Whitman and Laux are profoundly democratic poets. Anyone can live in their poems, and their poems can live anywhere."--The Rumpus
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