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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807121487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807121481
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,369,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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A Portrait Of The Empire As A Young Boy
Radiant City
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Union Pacific
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1/16/91
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Analysis Of Bathtub Panopticon, Or Hybrids Of Indexes
The Autumn Alphabets (3)
Bathtub Panopticon
Blue Louise
A Day In Town
Dead Sea Scroll
Hunger In St. Petersburg
Miranda Writes
The Nevada Glassworks
Orchid
Orchid & Eurydice
The Orchid Project
Ouro Preto
Royal
There Is The Body Lying In State
Totenbuch
Unset
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder® --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Customer Reviews

2.6 out of 5 stars

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Rand Pugh on February 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
A remarkably self-indulgent first book by a writer too old to be this immature and irresponsible with the language. All formal flair...and very little else. Clover DOES experiment wonderfully and fascinatingly with the surface shimmer of his subjects, but this kind of willed approach to the making of poems results, too often I think, in work that borders on the offensive. (A meditation on the Holocaust, for example, becomes a light-hearted, witty exercise in form.) This is a major award--the Whitman--and likely to make Clover's career. Hopefully he will earn the coming gush of praise with a more deeply felt second book.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
So my buddy Pete finds a bag of books outside his apartment one morning and takes it inside. A bunch of poetry books were in it, including this one by this dude Joshua Clover, who looks like he's trying to be a rock star on the photo on that little flap at the back of the book (shirt unbuttoned, dark shades, standing on his deck he was probably up partying all night after winning that Whitman prize).. I wasn't expecting much, poetry's not my thing, hated it ever since Whitman and Dickinson in high school, but there were some poems I could relate to, like the ones about the Gulf War (which I was in, Airborne all the way) though it kind of made me want to take this Clover dude to the wall since I was there and saw a lot of really crazy stuff and he's back at his little graduate school drinking coffee, hitting on my girlfriend, writing his poems, I think they're against the war. There's also a poem that you have to turn the book sidewise to read it, which is pretty different and cool I guess. All in all, this isn't too bad for poetry but I wonder if the poems would be better if Clover didn't strut so much? Like, de-frost your hair and see how that goes.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By zach galvin on March 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
I read this book on recommendation and I am rather disappointed, but then again the friend who recommended the book to me is also in love with performance poetry. And now it makes sense: I bet if read aloud, if PERFORMED, this work would astonish me, for it is mostly made up of fly-by-night form-bound lines that have very little substance on the pages but I bet sound real nice out loud.I can't recommend this; in fact, I suggest serious poetry readers stay away from it.
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20 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
Okay, I can't imagine who'd want to read this book, but let's hypothetically say that you do. I see used copies everywhere--no doubt because it was thrust upon the members of the Academy of American Poets, who then relegated it to their "recycle" pile. So if you're intent on getting it, visit a thrift store, where discounted copies abound.
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