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An eagerly awaited new collection of poems by contemporary favorite Tony Hoagland, author of Donkey Gospel

How did I come to believe in a government called Tony Hoagland?

With an economy based on flattery and self-protection?

and a sewage system of selective forgetting?

and an extensive history of broken promises?

--from "Argentina"

In What Narcissism Means to Me, award-winning poet Tony Hoagland levels his particular brand of acute irony not only on the personal life, but also on some provinces of American culture. In playful narratives, lyrical outbursts, and overheard conversations, Hoagland cruises the milieu, exploring the spiritual vacancies of American satisfaction. With humor, rich tonal complexity, and aggressive moral intelligence, these poems bring pity to our folly and celebrate our resilience.

Review:

"Hoagland funnels 21st-century corporate detritus into his more Whitmanesque impulses, in which he begins to explore a sweeping and explicitly American identity oriented by Radio Shacks and K marts." Publishers Weekly

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"Tony Hoagland's disarming poetry collection What Narcissism Means to Me has the appeal of a mean-but-funny friend, a smart aleck you can't dismiss, he's so entertaining and (most of the time) so spot on in his insights." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

An eagerly awaited new collection of poems by contemporary favorite Tony Hoagland, author of "Donkey Gospel." Hoagland levels his particular brand of acute irony not only on the personal life, but also on some provinces of American culture.

About the Author

Tony Hoagland is the author of Donkey Gospel, winner of the 1997 James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, and Sweet Ruin, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. He teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.

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marchi.wierson, November 8, 2008 (view all comments by marchi.wierson)
I was so happy to find this book. I picked it up because of the title, and after reading one poem I knew I had to have it. This book is on my favorite list. It is brilliant. Well done Tony. I mean Mr. Hoagland. It's not narcissism if you really are that amazing. Is this review over the top? So what, I liked it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781555973865
Author:
Hoagland, Tony
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
104
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.01 x 6.05 x 0.275 in

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Product details 96 pages Graywolf Press - English 9781555973865 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hoagland funnels 21st-century corporate detritus into his more Whitmanesque impulses, in which he begins to explore a sweeping and explicitly American identity oriented by Radio Shacks and K marts."
"Review" by , "Tony Hoagland's disarming poetry collection What Narcissism Means to Me has the appeal of a mean-but-funny friend, a smart aleck you can't dismiss, he's so entertaining and (most of the time) so spot on in his insights."
"Synopsis" by , An eagerly awaited new collection of poems by contemporary favorite Tony Hoagland, author of "Donkey Gospel." Hoagland levels his particular brand of acute irony not only on the personal life, but also on some provinces of American culture.
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