Bitter Angel: Poems

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Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1997 - Poetry - 79 pages
3 Reviews
Presents more than fifty poems by Los Angeles writer Amy Gerstler on such themes as nature, innocence, sexuality, and mortality.

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Review: Bitter Angel

User Review  - Brendan H - Goodreads

It's a high 3, like a 3 1/2. She seems like a cool chick - modern, liberal (in the true sense of the word), a bit edgy but tender when appropriate as well. Some of her pieces have longer lines than I ... Read full review

Review: Bitter Angel

User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

Couldn't really keep my interest; I had a difficult time finishing this book, which is strange to say about a book of poems. I like the prose poems best, although those were also hit or miss. All of ... Read full review

Contents

Siren
3
Clairvoyance
4
Wish in a War Zone
6
Seesaw
7
Doubt
8
The Unforeseen
9
Shrine
10
Rising
11
A Father at His Sons Baptism
19
Lucky
21
Lifelong Dialogue
23
4 Early Hour
24
How to Hypnotize
26
Direct Address
28
Dispersion
29
Approach
30

Nature in Literature
12
Ember Days
14
In Perpetual Spring
15
Saints
16
7 Innocence
17
The Soul Looks Down on the Body
18
3i Earshot
31
A Sleepwalkers Monologue
34
The Ice
36
Pillow Talk
39
Slowly I Open My Eyes
40
Copyright

About the author (1997)

AMY GERSTLER lives in Los Angeles. In addition to Bitter Angel which was published by North Point Press (1990), and was awarded the National Book Critic’s Circle Award for poetry in 1991, her collections of poems include The True Bride (Lapis Press, 1986), Primitive Man (Hanuman Books, 1987), Nerve Storm (Penguin, 1993), and Crown of Weeds (Penguin, 1997). She has taught English and creative writing at Otis Art Institute, Art Center College of Design, UCLA extension, and the University of California at Irvine.

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