Why Things Burn

Why Things Burn

by Daphne Gottlieb


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887128650
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

A girl never knows when she's gonna need to soak up some blood
Mastering the art of poetry3
Her submissive streak6
Attacquette (tips for girls)9
Death drive13
Nature and fate16
Just now 1824
Feminine protection26
After happily ever28
Legion of doom32
What mama bear said34
Speaking siamese in england36
Sink or swim38
Lather, rinse and revolution
Protecting jane doe45
Ruined by neon47
Local gods for urban insomniacs52
To whom it may concern53
Aunt irene tells time54
California dinner party55
The jewish atheist mother has her say56
Bringing up baby57
You break it, you bought it60
The gun is of the opposite sex
Population 120067
The persistance of revision70
The doctor's daughter73
Satan says75
You never forget your first76
50 things to do in bed79
Anti-nowhere league82
A guide to kissing in public for lesbians87
Letting it happen91
Shotgun wedding93
My mouth is a wound and you want to kiss me
Why things burn99
Kissing with the lights on103
Cut it out106
Over you109
Why things move110
What I am asking you for when I ask you for breakfast113
Looking for you115
It's impossible to talk at night119
You have 1 new message120
The tourist122
The personal is political124

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abirdman on LibraryThing 16 days ago
Daphne Gottlieb is a huge voice in spoken word circles. By turns this work is passionate, thoughtful, angry, self-conscious, and loud. This is another volume I keep giving away, because I want people to read her. Recommended.
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Unfortunately, Daphne Gottlieb can't be everywhere. And until you've seen her perform these--I don't know; 'poems' seems so unworthy a word for these wondrous word montages--in person, you've got only the merest inkling of her skills. Why fly to the top of Everest when it's there to be climbed? Still, with or without her luminous physical presence, her poems (that word again) will find their way into the corners of your brain where you usually mindlessly bounce pingpong balls off the wall and stay there. If you've read 'Pelt,' you've been waiting for this book like a baby waits for the breast. If you haven't, and you've still stumbled upon this page, you owe it to yourself to buy a copy. Daphne gets money; you get legal brain stimulants; everybody's happy.