Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Stranger Manual by Catie Rosemurgy

Graywolf Press, 2010. This book does a trick I love -- it's both funny and sad. Lines like "I agree with the central conclusion of all pop song: you're gorgeous/and I'm angry"and "Everyone looks at me as if I'm a rainbow/drawn by a slow child." Some of the poems are about Miss Peach, a sort of lyric Courtney Love hot mess nymphette stalking through small towns and various hearts. A lot of it is about beauty, and violence, also my favorites. One of the poems is about dating a werewolf. This happens.

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