No Planets Strike / Edition 1 available in Paperback
No Planets Strike, the debut collection of poetry by Josh Bell, reads as a playfully serious record of modernity. Subversive in their treatment of the contemporary voice, broad in their subject matter, and often delightfully funny, the poems in this collection have a brilliant ear language.
|Publisher:||UNP - Bison Books|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Josh Bell is a lecturer in the creative writing program at Columbia University while he completes his dissertation for the University of Cincinnati. His poems have appeared in 9th Letter, Boston Review, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, Triquarterly, Verse, and Volt.
Table of Contents
The Beautiful American Poem
Sleeping with Artemis
A Meditation Concerned with What You Might Be Meditating About, Ramona
My Week as a Pornographic Film Queen
Zombie Sunday (The Dear Reader Version)
Poem to Line My Casket with, Ramona
Zombie Sunday (The Epic Version)
The Horse Leech's Daughter
Zombie Sunday (Had We but World Enough and Time)
Poem Voted Most Likely
Love Double-Wide (Your Love Is Like a Bad Tattoo)
Pantoum for Houston (Director's Cut)
Sheriff, You Forgot Yer Hat
In My Oft-Quoted Guide to Clouds and Weather, Ramona
Sleeping with Waitresses
Meditation on Insomnia
Sleeping with J.A.
First, Second, Twenty-Fifth, and Thirty-Ninth Lines Courtesy of Thomas Campion
Poem against Matt Guenette's Ex-Girlfriend
The Care and Feeding of Mermaids
Epithalamion, Ex Post Facto
Watching Poetry Readings on Videotape in Apartment #5
Notes for a Movie Entitled Revenge of the Necrophiliacs
Sleeping with Julia Roberts
Zombie Sunday (A Short Poetical History of Spring)
Ramona Ex Machina
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No Planets Strike based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
These poems hold themselves to the highest standards with a brilliance so steady & strong it's quite nearly planetary. Yet they never let their big, bright brains completely eclipse their heavy and knowing hearts. This book is not only a stand-up amongst first books, but amongst most books.