The Book of Men

The Book of Men
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ISBN10: 
0393079554
ISBN13: 
9780393079555
Pages: 
96
Published: 
February 28th 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company
Rating: 
4.23

The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "continually engaging and, at her best, luminous" (San Diego Union-Tribune).

from "To Kiss Frank,"
make out with him a bit, this

is what my friend would like to do

oh these too many dead summers later,

and as much as I want to stroll with her

into the poet's hazy fancy

all I can see is O'Hara's long gone lips

fallen free of the bone, slumbering

beneath the grainy soil.

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