Why Things Burn

Why Things Burn

by Daphne Gottlieb


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San Francisco performance poetch Daphne Gottlieb has lit the rag and tossed a mohotoy at the world Why Things Burn is by turns wity, shocking, warm and fierce. Her sometimes kooky but always sophisticated performances are burned into the page and into your brain. Educated, passionate, sexy and lyrical. Everything poetry should be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887128650
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 125
Sales rank: 945,319
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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