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

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Alice James Books, 2000 - Poetry - 67 pages
25 Reviews

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  - Milo - Goodreads

Wordplay-esque/intensely structural poetry (obviously all poetry is structural, but do you know what I mean?) will sometimes read as gratuitous and distancing to me, but the way Harvey brings it into ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Ballinger - Goodreads

A frustrating example of poetry that's more clever than thoughtful. I slogged all the way to the second-to-last piece, a cycle called "Ceiling Unlimited Series" which worked really well. It may be I ... Read full review

Contents

Paint Your Steps Blue
15
III
29
Thermae
42
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

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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