Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films: New Poems

Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films: New Poems

by Wayne Koestenbaum

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ISBN-13: 9781885586438
Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Wayne Koestenbaum holds a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. After being named co-winner of the 1989 Discovery/The Nation poetry contest, he published his first book of verse, Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems, which was chosen as one of The Village Voice Literary Supplement's "Favorite Books of 1990." He has since published two other books of poetry and three books of prose, including a collection of essays, Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics (Ballantine, 2000). He is a tenured Professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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deirdread on LibraryThing 20 days ago
Hurrah for Koestenbaum! I bought this at the Hammer Museum in LA on the eveninf of a reading he gave there. My only visit ever to that to that magical place and, while not a poetry fan regularly, I was caught up with his excellent reading.
amosl More than 1 year ago
Koestenbaum, Wayne. "Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films: New Poems". Turtle Point Press , 2006. With a Title Like This.. Amos Lassen You might recognize Wayne Koestenbaum from the work he has done in the field of queer theory and his books about opera and Andy Warhol and Jackie O. However, he was before anything else a poet and with this collection he uses poetry to poke fun at the way we live. This is a book to entertain and the poet writes about things that are important to him-celebrities and movie stars, cats, society, middle age, his mother and her importance in his life and the meaning of the word "cool". His poems read like you are actually having a conversation with him and while some are wonderful, there are others that are very strange-just the title alone should have given you that idea. The poems are short and I found them to be great fun as well as beautifully written (which may sound a bit incongruous given what they are about). Some are raunchy and others are raucous. It takes a man who is comfortable with himself to be able to write poems like these. Combining sex with sense we get some really interesting insights. The poems are the exact opposite of what we expect to get from Koestenbaum, a Harvard graduate and a PhD from Princeton. He shared first prize in 1989 Discovery/The Nation poetry contest and went on to publish his first book of poetry to great acclaim in 1990. Here he questions American culture and he shows us something about himself while using his wit to get his ideas across.