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The Next Ancient World
     

The Next Ancient World

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by Jennifer Michael Hecht
 

Poetry. "Jennifer Michael Hecht writes delightfully tricky poems that wildly bend the sense of our language as they swerve back and forth between the realms of the colloquial and the absurd. The result of these maneuvers is THE NEXT ANCIENT WORLD—a deconstructed soap-opear, a one-hundred-ring verbal circus, a gang of brazen, ingenious poems" —Billy

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Poetry. "Jennifer Michael Hecht writes delightfully tricky poems that wildly bend the sense of our language as they swerve back and forth between the realms of the colloquial and the absurd. The result of these maneuvers is THE NEXT ANCIENT WORLD—a deconstructed soap-opear, a one-hundred-ring verbal circus, a gang of brazen, ingenious poems" —Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate. Winner of the Tupelo Press Judge's Prize in Poetry (judged by Janet Holmes), this is Hecht's first book of poems. She is currently writing A History of Doubt for HarperCollins

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971031005
Publisher:
Tupelo Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Michael Hecht earned her Ph.D. in the History of Science from Columbia University and is a Professor of History at Nassau Community College. Her works include the award-winning poetry book The Next Ancient World (2001), published by Tupelo Press, Funny (University of Wisconsin Press,2005) winner of the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize, and the nonfiction books The End of the Soul (2005), Doubt: A History (2003), and The Happiness Myth(2008).

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The Next Ancient World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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When I first read this poet's work I immediately knew this was something different and fantastic. Her work is brilliant and "The Next Ancient World" is a stunning debut. No wonder it's won so many awards. There is so much here, it's like a nine-course meal in a fine restaurant. There's humor, insight, intelligence, technical skill, and raw emotion. Some poems, like "Waiting to Happen", are eerily prescient. In casual conversation I sometimes find myself responding to people with particularly apt phrases from this book! These are some kick-a** poems.