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Despite the Plainness of the Day: Love Poems

Despite the Plainness of the Day: Love Poems

by David Ignatow, Peter Oresick (Editor), Anthony Petrosky (Editor)

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This is the erotic verse of an intellectual who distrusts and belittles erotic love. In the ``sadness of climax'' the lyric narrator has ``discharged his stream of love''--orgasm is merely ``the body at work,'' but ``opening paths to each other . . . is so much more difficult than love.'' Traditionally, collections such as this are used as an aid to lovemaking--or as an aide-memoire when sex is no longer possible. Ignatow's poems seem aimed at the Feiffer cartoon guy who wants to get the girl into bed so they can discuss metaphysics. Not as compelling a collection as his recent death poems in Shadowing the Ground ( LJ 5/15/91), but nonetheless another frank communication from this American original.-- Rob Schmieder, Boston

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