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"Unrelentingly intimate, like a TV turned on 24/7 regardless of programming, Fuhrman lets fly the brain-chatter most of us edit out....False notes aside, Moraine reads as a book and not merely a conglomeration. There is a jazziness and frenetic pace to all of these poems; there is indeed 'razzmatazz.' Barreling through Moraine, we never doubt this is the same voice speaking." Ellen Wehle, The Cincinnati Review (read the entire review from the Cincinnati Review)

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Poetry. MORAINE is Joanna Fuhrman's most recent collection of poetry. Her poems have appeared in such publications NEW AMERICAN WRITING, AMERICAN LETTERS AND COMMENTARY, Conduit, Lit and Lungfull!, as well as in two collections of her own, FREUD IN BROOKLYN and UGH UGH OCEAN. "The poems in Joanna Fuhrman's MORAINE are just as layered and organic as the landforms alluded to in the title. Fuhrman sifts through the debris of modern day life and makes beautiful new sculptures with the rubble she finds. At home with the narrative, collage, and abstract leaps, her poetry is as unpredictable as it is inevitable."-Denise Duhamel

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"A moraine is a hill or mound of soil and debris created by a moving glacier; the exciting mishmash of insights, associations, charms, jokes and biting social commentary in Fuhrman's third collection partake of the sedimentary, omnium-gatherum variety her book title (which shows up in the titles of all the individual poems here) suggests. Where real moraines occur in valleys or forests, though, Fuhrman's poems evoke busy, chatty, gossipy, cities: her dense surfaces owe something to the New York School, something to New York itself: 'the workers sleeping/ in the skyscraper don't mind the rain banging against/ the windows and I am not the car being driven/ under the river.' The flirtatious 'Moraine for Bob' mocks (and admires) the idioms of erotic love ('I was never a wild Slinky/ in the sex-club sense of a toy') and of literary history. Jumping from topic to topic, trope to trope, the Brooklyn-based Fuhrman unifies her 'moraines' partly by their recurring themes and inside jokes, but mostly by her speaker's strangeness and charm. With this follow-up to her well-received Ugh Ugh Ocean (2003), she's well positioned somewhere in the nifty triangle formed by Frank O'Hara, Ted Berrigan and the Shins." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"The poems in Joanna Fuhrman's Moraine are just as layered and organic as the landforms alluded to in the title. Fuhrman sifts through the debris of modern day life and makes beautiful new sculptures with the rubble she finds. At home with the narrative, collage, and abstract leaps, her poetry is as unpredictable as it is inevitable. Fuhrman is a queen of drama, rather than a drama queen. A royal highness of storytelling, she reigns supreme in these polyphonic, textured, and generous poems." Denise Duhamel

About the Author

Joanna Fuhrman’s poetry has appeared in such publications as New American Writing, American Letters and Commentary, Conduit, Lit, and Lungfull!, as well as in two collections of her own, Freud in Brooklyn and Ugh Ugh Ocean. She has taught writing on many different levels, from homeless shelters to the University of Washington, and also served as a readings coordinator for the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. She lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931236539
Author:
Fuhrman, Joanna
Publisher:
Hanging Loose Press
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 30, 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
76
Dimensions:
0.2 x 6.0 x 8.5 in.

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Product details 76 pages Hanging Loose Press - English 9781931236539 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A moraine is a hill or mound of soil and debris created by a moving glacier; the exciting mishmash of insights, associations, charms, jokes and biting social commentary in Fuhrman's third collection partake of the sedimentary, omnium-gatherum variety her book title (which shows up in the titles of all the individual poems here) suggests. Where real moraines occur in valleys or forests, though, Fuhrman's poems evoke busy, chatty, gossipy, cities: her dense surfaces owe something to the New York School, something to New York itself: 'the workers sleeping/ in the skyscraper don't mind the rain banging against/ the windows and I am not the car being driven/ under the river.' The flirtatious 'Moraine for Bob' mocks (and admires) the idioms of erotic love ('I was never a wild Slinky/ in the sex-club sense of a toy') and of literary history. Jumping from topic to topic, trope to trope, the Brooklyn-based Fuhrman unifies her 'moraines' partly by their recurring themes and inside jokes, but mostly by her speaker's strangeness and charm. With this follow-up to her well-received Ugh Ugh Ocean (2003), she's well positioned somewhere in the nifty triangle formed by Frank O'Hara, Ted Berrigan and the Shins." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "Unrelentingly intimate, like a TV turned on 24/7 regardless of programming, Fuhrman lets fly the brain-chatter most of us edit out....False notes aside, Moraine reads as a book and not merely a conglomeration. There is a jazziness and frenetic pace to all of these poems; there is indeed 'razzmatazz.' Barreling through Moraine, we never doubt this is the same voice speaking." (read the entire review from the Cincinnati Review)
"Review" by , "The poems in Joanna Fuhrman's Moraine are just as layered and organic as the landforms alluded to in the title. Fuhrman sifts through the debris of modern day life and makes beautiful new sculptures with the rubble she finds. At home with the narrative, collage, and abstract leaps, her poetry is as unpredictable as it is inevitable. Fuhrman is a queen of drama, rather than a drama queen. A royal highness of storytelling, she reigns supreme in these polyphonic, textured, and generous poems."
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