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

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Alice James Books, 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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Flecked with color and taking lively twists and turns, this first collection displays a rather remarkable breadth. All of the poems are well wrought, displaying verbal acuity and an over-arching ... Read full review


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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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