Pity the bathtub its forced embrace of the human form: poems

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Alice James Books, Nov 1, 2000 - Poetry - 67 pages
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Comic, elegaic, and always formally intricate, using political allegory and painterly landscape, philosophic story and dramatic monologue, these poems describe a moment when something marvelous and unforeseen alters the course of a single day, a year, or an entire life.

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Review: Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form

User Review  - SmarterLilac - Goodreads

Charming. I was first attracted to this book because of the title--I've been reading a lot of social justice blogs and some are a little over the top in their quest to make sure that every last thing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Derk - Goodreads

I couldn't finish it. I'm sorry. The author enjoyed playing with the line breaks like so: At their hems that seem to map out coastlines left far Behind the new songs are the old absurd hopes I don't ... Read full review

Contents

Paint Your Steps Blue
15
III
29
Thermae
42
Copyright

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Matthea Harvey is the author of "Sad Little Breathing Machine" and "Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form," She is a contributing editor at "jubilat" and "Bomb," and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Brooklyn.

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