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  • Series: Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets Princeton Series of C
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691149453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691149455
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,270,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Finalist for the 2012 Levis Reading Prize, Virginia Commonwealth University

"There is no poem entitled Carnations in Carelli's first collection. But affection is its master mood, the affection of a vital young man for the world of his experience. . . . They're real experiences, conducive to mixed feelings, yet Carelli writes of them in language so enlivening and fresh that they become blessings, which may be why most of the poems have churchly and theological titles."--Ray Olson, Booklist

"Carnations pays homage to the poet's masters and ushers in an exciting new talent. . . . [T]his wonderful collection is as good a guide as they get."--Piotr Florczyk, On the Seawall blog

"Readers may fervently wish that this promisingly talented writer never quits his day job, as warming student egos in classrooms might possibly prove less inspirational than pies in Brooklyn."--Benjamin Ivry, Newark Star-Ledger

"I picked up Anthony Carelli's Carnations, a first collection, not expecting to linger but curious, not least because Princeton's outstanding contemporary poets series, edited by Paul Muldoon, is reliably unpredictable. And as soon as I had started, I was charmed. . . . He is able to write in a way that allows for the sublime and the absurd to come together. But Carelli's free-flowering humour never distracts from his purpose and the ending is masterly."--The Observer (Poetry Book of the Month)

"This is a magnificent book. . . . Ooh! God bless these poems!"--Raphael Allison, Rain Taxi Review of Books

"[W]arm, conversational and colloquial."--Keith Richmond, Tribune

About the Author

Anthony Carelli was raised in Poynette, Wisconsin, and studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before completing an MFA in poetry at New York University. His poems have appeared in various magazines, including the "New Yorker". He lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first book.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Moonslice on March 13, 2012
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This is what contemporary poetry should be. I want to march into The Pie Shop and ask for an autograph from this guy who's destined to be one of the best poets of our time.
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