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Girly Man

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ISBN-10: 0226044297

ISBN-13: 9780226044293

Edition: 2008

Authors: Charles Bernstein

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Heir to the democratic and poetic sensibilities of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bernstein has always crafted verse that responds to its historical moment, but no previous collection of his poems so specifically addresses the events of its time asGirly Man,whichfeatures works written on the evening of September 11, 2001, and in response to the war in Iraq. Here, Bernstein speaks out, combining self-deprecating humor with incisive philosophical and political thinking. Composed of works of very different forms and moods-etchings from moments of acute crisis, comic excursions, formal excavations, confrontations with the cultural illogics of contemporary political consciousness-the poems work as an ensemble, each part contributing something necessary to an unrealizable and unrepresentable whole. A passionate defense of contingency, resistance, and multiplicity,Girly Manis a provocative and aesthetically challenging collection of radical verse from one of America7;s most controversial poets. 0;A major achievement. . . . Anyone interested in contemporary poetry should seek out the collection, if only to read one of our most provocative poet-critics writing his most engaging poems to date.1;-Thomas Devaney,PhiladelphiaInquirer 0;Charles Bernstein writes both prose and poetry about poetry, sometimes brilliantly, in ways calculated to upset the middlebrow and thwart the bland. The more you like the poetic equivalent of a nice tune, easy to hum, the more Bernstein means to disrupt your complacency.1;-Robert Pinsky,Washington Post
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Charles Bernstein lives in New York and is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as coeditor of �L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, the Electronic Poetry Center, and PennSound and cofounder of the SUNY-Buffalo Poetics Program. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his many publications are three books also published by the University of Chicago Press: Girly Man, With Strings, and My Way: Speeches and Poems.

Let’s Just Say In Particular
Thank You for Saying Thank You Let’s
Just Say “every lake . . .”
Some of These Daze
It’s 8:23 in New York
Today is the next day of the rest of your life
ftershock Report from Liberty Street
Letter from New York World on Fire Didn’t
We The Folks Who Live on the Hill
One More for the Road In a Restless World
Like This Is Ghost of a Chance
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie Stranger in Paradise
Broken English Lost in Drowned Bliss
Sunset at Quaquaversal Point
A Flame in Your Heart
Warrant Warrant Fantasy onNightmare on Elm
StreetTheme “Cum ipse . . .” He’s
So Heavy, He’s My Sokal
Why I Don’t Meditate Questionnaire
Language, Truth, and Logic fromCanti Antichi
Slap Me Five, Cleo, Mark’s History In Parts
Reading Red Pomegranates
In Parts 122
Photo Opportunity Likeness
Castor Oil Shenandoah
Jacobs’s Ladder Don’t
Get Me Wrong Interim Standoff
Should We Let Patients Write Down Their Own Dreams?
Bridges Freeze Before Roads
Pocket in the Hole Evening
Sail with Prawns
Secrets of a Clear Hand
Rain Is Local Set Free (Knot)
If You Lived Here
You’d Be Home Now
The Warble of the Ammonia-Bellied
Barkeep “And if then . . .”
Comforting Thoughts
Further Color Notes
Likeness Girly Man
War Stories There’s
Beauty in the Sound of the Rushing Brook as It Forks & Bends in the Moonlight
Sign Under Test
A Poem Is Not a Weapon
Emma’s Nursery Rimes
Wherever Angels Go Death Fugue (Echo)
The Beauty of Useless Things: A Kantian Tale
Self-Help The Bricklayer’s
Arms The Ballad of the Girly Man
Notes and Acknowledgments