Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!

Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!

by Peter Davis

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ISBN-13: 9780982658703
Publisher: Bloof Books
Publication date: 04/29/2010
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Bradley_S More than 1 year ago
I read a review of Davis' first collection, Hitler's Mustache, in the online journal, The Dream People. It sounded appealing to me, but I forget about it. Until I met him during the AWP Conference in Denver this year. I was drunk and in a bar. I think we were in the bathroom. That sounds kind of sordid, but it wasn't. Anyway, he offered to send me a copy of his book, and I happily accepted. And not only did he send me Hitler's Mustache, but he also sent me this book. Now as far as Hitler's Mustache, unfortunately I had trouble getting into it and did not finish, although I will return to it eventually. While with Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!, I liked this book a great deal more. My favorite poetry book that I've read in years. I often have trouble liking contemporary poetry and my tastes are very specific. My difficulties are related to its experimental aesthetic and abstractness. I need to establish a connection with the poetry, and this needs to be done with some degree of lucidity on the poet's part. I'm currently an MFA student with a prose concentration in a school that is lacking in fiction classes, and have had to take a few poetry-esque courses to make up for this deficiency, and they have been pretty tough for me. But this book felt like a vacation from that. It breaks down poetry to its most basic form, breaking through the "code" and being extremely self-referential and telling the reader what they should be experiencing while reading each poem. Actually, the title of each poem addresses a specific kind of reader.