The Book of Men
The Book of Men
Poems
Dorianne Laux



The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "continually engaging and, at her best, luminous" (San Diego Union-Tribune).

from "To Kiss Frank,"
make out with him a bit, this
is what my friend would like to do
oh these too many dead summers later,
and as much as I want to stroll with her
into the poet's hazy fancy
all I can see is O'Hara's long gone lips
fallen free of the bone, slumbering
beneath the grainy soil.

Title The Book of Men
Subtitle Poems
Author Dorianne Laux
Publisher W.W. Norton & Co.
Title First Published 29 June 2012
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0393342654
ISBN-13 9780393342659
Publication Date 29 June 2012
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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