Ice Cream Poems: reflections on life with ice cream

Ice Cream Poems: reflections on life with ice cream

by Patricia Fargnoli (Editor)


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Ice cream, ice cream, who wants ice cream? Hundreds of poets not only

said a resounding “yes,” but wrote about it. And from those hundreds, I

accepted the 125 poems you will find here from 27 different states plus

Australia, France, Iraq, Spain, and Tunisia.

The poems are as various as the flavors of ice cream: long poems, short

poems, and in addition to traditional free-verse narratives and lyrics:

experimental poems, poems in forms such as sestinas, sapphics, sonnets,

prose poems.

When I accepted the job of editing, I wondered if I’d be bored by so many

poems about ice cream; I wondered whether there would be hundreds of

poems about The Good Humor Man or Dairy Queen. But I needn’t have

worried, I was never bored. The Good Humor Man and Dairy Queen poems

were there, of course, but I was amazed by the wide variety of subjects:

light humorous poems, sweet poems, lusty poems, dark poems, poems

about childhood memories, a poem about Obama’s first date, and a poem

with Paul Newman in it.

I am pleased with this final collection of ice cream poems. I think readers

will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed reading and selecting them.

—Patricia Fargnoli, Editor, author of Hallowed (Tupelo Press, 2017)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937797041
Publisher: Concrete Wolf
Publication date: 05/17/2017
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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