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 - Jerome - Goodreads
Fantastic collection. Funny at times, brutally honest and terrifying at others. Highly recommend! Read full review
Review: What Narcissism Means to MeUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
I heard Garrison Keillor reading a poem from this on "Writers' Almanac" the other day and decided to re-read it. I don't have a lot of poetry collections, but this is one of my favorites. Read full review
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