What Narcissism Means to Me: Poems
An eagerly awaited new collection of poems by contemporary favorite Tony Hoagland, author of Donkey Gospel
How did I come to believe in a government called Tony Hoagland?
With an economy based on flattery and self-protection?
and a sewage system of selective forgetting?
and an extensive history of broken promises?
In What Narcissism Means to Me, award-winning poet Tony Hoagland levels his particular brand of acute irony not only on the personal life, but also on some provinces of American culture. In playful narratives, lyrical outbursts, and overheard conversations, Hoagland cruises the milieu, exploring the spiritual vacancies of American satisfaction. With humor, rich tonal complexity, and aggressive moral intelligence, these poems bring pity to our folly and celebrate our resilience.
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Review: What Narcissism Means to MeUser Review - Peter - Goodreads
Like Billy Collins, Tony Hoagland is a bit too cutesy for me. Some great conceits and metaphors. Yet, unfortunately, often in these poems (and others of his I've read elsewhere) "narcissism" while too strong an image, does fit exactly his style and content. Read full review
Review: What Narcissism Means to MeUser Review - Jim - Goodreads
I'm beginning this year by reading Tony Hoagland, having gotten his new book of essays as a gift. Haven't read him before, so am starting here. This book of poems reads well to me, and in some cases ... Read full review
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