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Pretenders
     

Pretenders

by Jeff Friedman
 
Pretenders interweaves narrative, lyric, and fable in poems that tell their magical stories with revelatory rhythms and precise diction. Surreal and darkly funny, these powerful poems create a dense world full of pretense, menace, deception, and double truths—in which we are all struggling to love each other enough to survive another day.

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Pretenders interweaves narrative, lyric, and fable in poems that tell their magical stories with revelatory rhythms and precise diction. Surreal and darkly funny, these powerful poems create a dense world full of pretense, menace, deception, and double truths—in which we are all struggling to love each other enough to survive another day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887485794
Publisher:
Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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Ross Gay
“Jeff Friedman writes, ‘somebody snuffs a crow / prophesying a century of famine.’ Well, Jeff better watch his back, because it’s prophecy—goofy, fabulist, allegorical, comic, hauntingly honest, and grave as hell—that Friedman’s up to in Pretenders. This is his best book yet.”

Meet the Author

JEFF FRIEDMAN is the author of six collections of poetry. He has taught at Keene State College for many years. He is married to the painter Colleen Randall, and they live in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, with their dog. An avid walker, Friedman walks almost every day from two to four hours.

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