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The Star-spangled Banner (Paperback)

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Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 30/04/1999
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This sixth book of poems from Denise Duhamel is about falling in love, American-style, with someone who is not American.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809322596
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm


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"Duhamel' s careful yet freewheeling musings employ a seamlessly shifting digital palette of techniques, devices, and tones, all in the service of a poet able to maintain distance yet remain engaged and human. She is much like this last-call century of ours, searching for the point from which to take a running leap to a new kind of poetry. The playfulness, the quirky self-consciousness, the roll-up-your-sleeves-and-fight examination of the self, and the casual anecedotal quality of Duhamel' s lines go a long way to make these poems a pleasure."-- "Rain Taxi"

"Duhamel's careful yet freewheeling musings employ a seamlessly shifting digital palette of techniques, devices, and tones, all in the service of a poet able to maintain distance yet remain engaged and human. She is much like this last-call century of ours, searching for the point from which to take a running leap to a new kind of poetry. The playfulness, the quirky self-consciousness, the roll-up-your-sleeves-and-fight examination of the self, and the casual anecedotal quality of Duhamel's lines go a long way to make these poems a pleasure."--"Rain Taxi"


"Duhamel s careful yet freewheeling musings employ a seamlessly shifting digital palette of techniques, devices, and tones, all in the service of a poet able to maintain distance yet remain engaged and human. She is much like this last-call century of ours, searching for the point from which to take a running leap to a new kind of poetry. The playfulness, the quirky self-consciousness, the roll-up-your-sleeves-and-fight examination of the self, and the casual anecedotal quality of Duhamel s lines go a long way to make these poems a pleasure.""Rain Taxi""


"Filled with lyric, narrative, and prose poems, this collection underscores Duhamel s versatility. For this she has received accolades and descriptions befitting Rosie O Donnell at one end of the spectrum and Walt Whitman at the other. . . . Walking with Duhamel is a powerful way to spend some time. Whether she maneuvers with zany humor or the kind of humor that holds terror at bay, you can count on a laugh. You can also count on a fearless and compassionate spirit willing to shine a merciful light on social issues.""Caesura""


"Denise Duhamel will make even the sourest sour puss chuckle. . . . Duhamel adds levity to the painful and the all-American and the personal. May she charm her readership with her insights.""Poet Lore"

"[W]hat unites these poems is a strong sense of a speaker, who is smart and witty, who lapses into moments of insecurity, and who, most importantly, is a poet. It is that perspective which gives these poems a unique appeal.""Indiana Review"

"[S]o overwhelming is her relish for life that embarrassment, or titillation when the subject is sexual, just doesn't stand a chance. Life-affirming without being treacly, Duhamel is a character who assures us the world is full of character.""Booklist ""

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