If I Don't Breathe How Do I Sleep

If I Don t Breathe How Do I Sleep Best known for his gritty and uproarious prose poetry collection Letters to Wendy s Wenderoth began his career with two books of gimlet eyed world weary hard hitting poetry Now he returns to verse

  • Title: If I Don't Breathe How Do I Sleep
  • Author: Joe Wenderoth
  • ISBN: 9781933517872
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best known for his gritty and uproarious prose poetry collection Letters to Wendy s, Wenderoth began his career with two books of gimlet eyed, world weary, hard hitting poetry Now he returns to verse, favoring as before relatively short poems, often twelve lines or fewer, most of which crackle with a bleakness that s part gallows humor, part outrage, and part despair Best known for his gritty and uproarious prose poetry collection Letters to Wendy s, Wenderoth began his career with two books of gimlet eyed, world weary, hard hitting poetry Now he returns to verse, favoring as before relatively short poems, often twelve lines or fewer, most of which crackle with a bleakness that s part gallows humor, part outrage, and part despair Publishers Weekly, starred review of No Real Light A perverse, sometimes pretty, obscene, and confounding collection of one page meditative missives trimmed with lunatic fringe Rolling Stone review of Letters to Wendy sWhether it s addressing the grotesque in daily scenes or upsetting the norms of professional culture, Joe Wenderoth s fifth collection resonates with his signature intellect and disturbing humor He is at once an aesthete and an iconoclast who brings inventive force to American poetry.Early Capitalismthey are perfecting the pillowwith whichyou are being suffocatednow it sings to youand shows you picturesJoe Wenderoth grew up near Balti, Maryland He is the author of No Real Light, The Holy Spirit of Life Essays Written for John Ashcroft s Secret Self, and Letters to Wendy s Wesleyan University Press published his first two books of poems Disfortune and It Is If I Speak He is a professor of English at the University of California, Davis.

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    1. The Sacrifice and Letter to Dick Cheney were both fantastic poems.A lot of this collection, though, I just couldn't get into. Many of the poems felt unfinished to me - like great poetic ideas that weren't given the time that they needed. I know that sounds like I'm being "workshopy," (I made that word up because I'm too stupid this morning to come up with anything that would portray what I'm trying to say) and I wouldn't want this to become overworked so that it becomes all too similar But I jus [...]

    2. I received a copy of this collection of poetry from Above the Treeline the quality was horrible. Joe's poetry is a gritty wash up. I don't believe this is his best work, because at times I can see some great lines. I give him a lot of credit for his forwardness on the masturbating in a sink filled with action figures. I quoted some of his lines in status updates, this review is more a 3.75 stars. because the quality of the pdf file might of affected the way it was read.

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