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

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Alice James Books, 2000 - Poetry - 67 pages
43 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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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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Harvey uses her poetry of every day objects, such as bathtubs, to tell her stories and reflect on life. Recommend to lovers of poetry. 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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