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Women’s Poetry

Poems and Advice

Daisy Fried

Publication Year: 2013

Daisy Fried’s third book of poetry is a book of unsettling, unsettled Americans. Fried finds her Americans everywhere, watching Henry Kissinger leave the Louvre, trapped on a Tiber bridge by a crowd of neo-fascist thugs, yearning outside a car detailing garage for a car lit underneath by neon lavender, riding the train with Princeton seniors who have been rejected by recession-bound Wall Street, feeding stray cats drunk at midnight, bitching at her mother in the labor room, shopping with wide-bodied hunters for deer-dismembering band saws in the world’s largest supplier of seasonal camouflage, cursing her cell phone and husband at eighty-five miles an hour, hiding behind the mask of an advice column to proclaim Charles Bukowski “America’s greatest poetess.” There is nothing like this book, because there is nothing in it but America. No comfort, no consolation, no life-affirming pats on the back, no despair about God, no fear or acceptance of death, no irrational exuberance, no guilt or weariness, no misery even in the middle of personal and political crisis. Plenty of humor and plenty of seriousness. Joy. And a new kind of poetry: not nice, but rich and real.

Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 1-5

Contents

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pp. v-vi

Torment

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pp. 3-10

II

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pp. 11-12

Women's Poetry

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pp. 13-23

Midnight Feeding

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pp. 14-24

Kissinger at the Louvre (Three Drafts)

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pp. 15-17

Thrash

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pp. 18-28

Econo Motel, Ocean City

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pp. 19-29

Ippopotamo

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pp. 20-30

A Snow Woman

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pp. 21-31

This Need Not Be a Comment on Death

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pp. 22-23

Lyric

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pp. 24-25

Stolen Vehicle Discovered at the Junkyard

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pp. 26-36

Inside All This

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pp. 27-37

Il Penseroso: The Fat Lady

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pp. 28-30

Elegy

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pp. 31-32

Liberalism

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pp. 33-43

Perpetual Youth Lost by Humankind

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pp. 34-35

Metaphor for Something, or Solving the Credit Crunch

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pp. 36-46

His Failed Band, 1973

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pp. 37-47

The Spirit Award

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pp. 38-39

Her Failed Band, 1982

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pp. 40-50

L'€™Allegro: Driving Home

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pp. 41-42

III

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pp. 43-44

Attenti Agli Zingari

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pp. 45-60

IV

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pp. 61-62

Ask The Poetess: An Advice Column

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pp. 63-72

Notes

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pp. 73-74

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 75-76

Thanks to the editors of the following journals for first publishing the poems and advice in this manuscript, sometimes in different form: American Poetry Review: “Attenti Agli Zingari,” “Lyric,” “This Need Not Be a Comment on Death”; filling Station: “Thrash”; ...


E-ISBN-13: 9780822978657
E-ISBN-10: 0822978652
Print-ISBN-13: 9780822962380
Print-ISBN-10: 0822962381

Page Count: 88
Publication Year: 2013

Series Title: Pitt Poetry Series
Series Editor Byline: Ed Ochester

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