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Seriously funny : poems about love, death, religion, art, politics, sex, and everything else

Author: Barbara Hamby; David Kirby
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with the Beats and the New York School and continuing with both marquee-name poets and newcomers, Seriously Funny ranges from poems that are capsized by their own tomfoolery to those that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Hamby; David Kirby
ISBN: 9780820330877 0820330876 9780820335698 082033569X
OCLC Number: 436221288
Description: xvi, 427 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Oh Lana Turner we love you get up : TV, movies, music, cars, cartoons, poetry and popular culture --
I was alone when it hit me : the self --
My old reptile : close encounters of the sexual kind --
The heart is a lonely perineum : love, marriage, divorce, and hatred --
Mothers of America let your kids go to the movies : family life and strife --
Let us be friends a while and understand our differences : fiends and neighbors --
It occurs to me I am America : wrestling with a huge rococco national identity --
From my bowels to your inbox : poetry goes to work --
We who love precise language : poems about writing and literature --
The power of weirdness : talking dogs, chickens, horses, ducks, bugs, and other entanglements both human and un- --
Mockery was still the unforgivable sin : religion and other metaphysical meanderings --
Everything prophesied will erupt : the end of the world.
Other Titles: Poems about love, death, religion, art, politics, sex, and everything else
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Hamby and David Kirby.

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From Frank O'Hara's 'Poem (Lana Turner Has Collapsed!)' and John Ashbery's 'Daffy Duck in Hollywood' to a host of younger poets now writing 'seriously funny' poems, this anthology argues eloquently Read more...

 
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