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Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form

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Publisher Comments:

Poetry. These wildly imploding narratives are held together by hinged lines: in one, a world revolves around mystical bicycle repairmen; in another, everyone lives in a minaret. In political allegory and painterly landscape, philosophical story and dramatic monologue, these poems describe a moment when something marvelous and unforeseen alters the course of a day, a year, or a life. Comic, elegiac, formally intricate, these poems take a second and third look at bathtubs, glaciers, and want, that glass-bottomed boat.

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"The fussy title of Harvey's distinctive, substantial debut gives a pretty good idea of the Victorian-style cathexes within... While the results, despite watchful self-inoculation, can be precious, the imagination and syntactic dexterity they display are remarkable." Publishers Weekly

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"Flecked with color and taking lively twists and turns, this first collection displays a rather remarkable breadth. All of the poems are well wrought, displaying verbal acuity and an over-arching structure that lands the reader in the most unexpected places." Library Journal

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Comic, elegaic, and always formally intricate, using political allegory and painterly landscape, philosophic story and dramatic monologue, these poems describe a moment when something marvelous and unforeseen alters the course of a single day, a year, or an entire life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781882295265
Author:
Harvey, Matthea
Publisher:
Alice James Books
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 in 4.5 oz

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Product details 80 pages Alice James Books - English 9781882295265 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The fussy title of Harvey's distinctive, substantial debut gives a pretty good idea of the Victorian-style cathexes within... While the results, despite watchful self-inoculation, can be precious, the imagination and syntactic dexterity they display are remarkable."
"Review" by , "Flecked with color and taking lively twists and turns, this first collection displays a rather remarkable breadth. All of the poems are well wrought, displaying verbal acuity and an over-arching structure that lands the reader in the most unexpected places."
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Comic, elegaic, and always formally intricate, using political allegory and painterly landscape, philosophic story and dramatic monologue, these poems describe a moment when something marvelous and unforeseen alters the course of a single day, a year, or an entire life.

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