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My Brother is Getting Arrested Again - Daisy Fried
My Brother is Getting Arrested Again
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My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again celebrates the contradictions and quandaries of contemporary American life. These subversive, frequently self-mocking narrative poems are by turns funny and serious, book-smart and street-smart, lyrical and colloquial. Set in Philadelphia, Paris and New... show more
My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again celebrates the contradictions and quandaries of contemporary American life. These subversive, frequently self-mocking narrative poems are by turns funny and serious, book-smart and street-smart, lyrical and colloquial. Set in Philadelphia, Paris and New Jersey, the poems are at ease with sex happiness and sex trouble, girl-talk and grownup married life, genre parody and antiwar politics, family warfare and family love. Unsentimental but full of emotion, Daisy Fried's new collection, a finalist for the 2005 James Laughlin Prize, is unforgettable.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780822959199 (0822959194)
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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Poetry
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3.5 Daisy Fried, My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again
"Sharp" is a word I'm afraid I've come to rely on perhaps too much when describing writing that is acerbic, flinty, caustic or has edges of any sort to it--typically by women. This collection by Daisy Fried isn't razor-sharp, but she does have a voice that I appreciate, one that feels no-bullshit bu...
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2.0 My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (Pitt Poetry Series)
Poetry that, though immediate and heartfelt, just didn't work for me for the most part. Fried has an interesting voice, though, and I'll continue to read her in the future to see where she takes it.
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