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ISBN13: 9781555975494
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The new poetry collection by Tony Hoagland, the award-winning author of What Narcissism Means To Me and Donkey Gospel

In Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, Tony Hoagland is deep inside a republic that no longer offers reliable signage, in which comfort and suffering are intimately entwined, and whose citizens gasp for oxygen without knowing why. With Hoagland's trademark humor and social commentary, these poems are exhilarating for their fierce moral curiosity, their desire to name the truth, and their celebration of the resilience of human nature.

Review:

"Hoagland's fourth collection finds him cynically observing America during and after the Bush presidency. The speaker of these poems is deeply disheartened by his country and his own complacence, though far from unable to churn up good-natured jokes out of the mess. 'After I heard Its a Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall/ played softly by an accordion quartet/ through the ceiling speakers at the Springsdale Shopping Mall, / I understood there's nothing/ we cant pluck the stinger from,' opens "Hard Rain." Near the end of the same poem, Hoagland admits, 'I used to think I was not part of this, / that I could mind my own business and get along, // but that was just another song.' Hoagland has much in common with the popular Billy Collins — a sharp, if deadpan, wit; accessible, almost prosey lines; a penchant for self-consciously drawing the reader's attention to the artifice of the poem — but with a more musically attuned ear and a darker outlook: 'I was driving home that afternoon/ in some dilated condition of sensitivity/ of the kind known only to certain poets/ and more or less everybody else.' At his best, Hoagland is capable of showing us how truly marvelous our marvelous punishment can be.(Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Review:

"I too am made of joists and stanchions, of plasterboard and temperamental steel, mortgage payments and severed index fingers, ex-girlfriends and secret Kool-Aid-flavored dawns." from “Demolition”

“It's hard to imagine any aspect of contemporary American life that couldn't make its way into the writing of Tony Hoagland or a word in common or formal usage he would shy away from. He is a poet of risk: he risks wild laughter in poems that are totally heartfelt, poems you want to read out loud to anyone who needs to know the score and even more so to those who think they know the score. The framework of his writing is immense, almost as large as the tarnished nation he wandered into under the star of poetry.” Jackson Poetry Prize judges' citation

Review:

"Hoagland has fun in these poems but always in service to a smart and insightful notion....These poems are meant to shake up an already shaken world. But then, 'this is no/ ordinary snowglobe.'" Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"Hoagland’s poems... are so fully alive to the rich, dark depths of their grumpiness that they constantly threaten, against their author’s gimlet-eyed better judgment, to become beautiful." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

The new poetry collection by the award-winning author of What Narcissism Means to Me. With Hoagland's trademark humor and social commentary, these poems are exhilarating for their fierce moral curiosity and their celebration of the resilience of human nature.

Synopsis:

The new poetry collection by Tony Hoagland, the award-winning author of What Narcissim Means To Me and Donkey Gospel

In Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, Tony Hoagland is deep inside a republic that no longer offers reliable signage, in which comfort and suffering are intimately entwined, and whose citizens gasp for oxygen without knowing why. With Hoaglands trademark humor and social commentary, these poems are exhilarating for their fierce moral curiosity, their desire to name the truth, and their celebration of the resilience of human nature.

About the Author

Tony Hoagland is the author of three poetry collections, including What Narcissism Means to Me, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Donkey Gospel, winner of the James Laughlin Award. He teaches at the University of Houston.

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peggy shannon, May 1, 2010 (view all comments by peggy shannon)

I enjoyed this collection so much I bought 5 more copies to give to my siblings and friends .
I appreciate so many poets’ styles and attitudes and am thrilled when I have a book of poems where one or three poems thrill me, turn me on, energize me, elicit empathetic feelings of wonder, grief , compassion ,regret or pain. There was not a poem I didn’t enjoy in this collection. I have never experienced that before.
With this book, I recognize Tony Hoagland’s writing as the epitome of what poets are driven to do- connect , reveal , inspire and delight .
As a catholic I learned the “age of reason”, being able to tell right from wrong, was assumed to be at the age of 7 and therefore could not receive holy communion until that age. But for me I am just coming into the age of reason and I definitely feel a communion with this writer’s collection. I know other baby boomers will understand , when I say he is “right-on, far-out, sharp ,and he is cool man, really cool .”
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781555975494
Author:
Hoagland, Tony
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
100
Dimensions:
9.04 x 6.47 x 0.345 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hoagland's fourth collection finds him cynically observing America during and after the Bush presidency. The speaker of these poems is deeply disheartened by his country and his own complacence, though far from unable to churn up good-natured jokes out of the mess. 'After I heard Its a Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall/ played softly by an accordion quartet/ through the ceiling speakers at the Springsdale Shopping Mall, / I understood there's nothing/ we cant pluck the stinger from,' opens "Hard Rain." Near the end of the same poem, Hoagland admits, 'I used to think I was not part of this, / that I could mind my own business and get along, // but that was just another song.' Hoagland has much in common with the popular Billy Collins — a sharp, if deadpan, wit; accessible, almost prosey lines; a penchant for self-consciously drawing the reader's attention to the artifice of the poem — but with a more musically attuned ear and a darker outlook: 'I was driving home that afternoon/ in some dilated condition of sensitivity/ of the kind known only to certain poets/ and more or less everybody else.' At his best, Hoagland is capable of showing us how truly marvelous our marvelous punishment can be.(Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
"Review" by , "I too am made of joists and stanchions, of plasterboard and temperamental steel, mortgage payments and severed index fingers, ex-girlfriends and secret Kool-Aid-flavored dawns." from “Demolition”

“It's hard to imagine any aspect of contemporary American life that couldn't make its way into the writing of Tony Hoagland or a word in common or formal usage he would shy away from. He is a poet of risk: he risks wild laughter in poems that are totally heartfelt, poems you want to read out loud to anyone who needs to know the score and even more so to those who think they know the score. The framework of his writing is immense, almost as large as the tarnished nation he wandered into under the star of poetry.” Jackson Poetry Prize judges' citation

"Review" by , "Hoagland has fun in these poems but always in service to a smart and insightful notion....These poems are meant to shake up an already shaken world. But then, 'this is no/ ordinary snowglobe.'" (Starred Review)
"Review" by , "Hoagland’s poems... are so fully alive to the rich, dark depths of their grumpiness that they constantly threaten, against their author’s gimlet-eyed better judgment, to become beautiful."
"Synopsis" by , The new poetry collection by the award-winning author of What Narcissism Means to Me. With Hoagland's trademark humor and social commentary, these poems are exhilarating for their fierce moral curiosity and their celebration of the resilience of human nature.
"Synopsis" by ,
The new poetry collection by Tony Hoagland, the award-winning author of What Narcissim Means To Me and Donkey Gospel

In Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, Tony Hoagland is deep inside a republic that no longer offers reliable signage, in which comfort and suffering are intimately entwined, and whose citizens gasp for oxygen without knowing why. With Hoaglands trademark humor and social commentary, these poems are exhilarating for their fierce moral curiosity, their desire to name the truth, and their celebration of the resilience of human nature.

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