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How to Seduce a White Boy in Ten Easy Steps

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Laura Yes Yes' sultry, wry new poetry book, How to Seduce a White Boy in Ten Easy Steps, dazzles us with its bold exploration into the politics and metaphysics of identity. From fierce and funny sexual fantasias to cutting observations of interracial dynamics, her work asks us to fully consider what it is to be human in an age of fragmentation and double meanings. There ar ...more
Paperback, 75 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by Write Bloody Publishing (first published October 1st 2010)
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Izetta Autumn
May 01, 2013 Izetta Autumn rated it it was amazing
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The title alone - with its devilish suggestion of sensuality, coated over with humor - earns this poetry book a glimmer and shine of intrigue. Laura Yes Yes manages to let mystery and beauty flourish on the page through her laying down of words. Yes Yes work has been informed by several influences - as she notes Roelke and Yeats, but it also harkens back to more ancient works from which Western literature has derived the notion of the Hydra or Cerebus. These beings which contain a multiplicity o ...more
Christina Olivares
Aug 30, 2012 Christina Olivares rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
i love laura, my sister for over a decade now. favorite poem in her book (today) is the last one:

Imaginary Instruments of the Year 3065

an oboe of limestone, an anthill guitar
a piano of ice with pulsars inside
a shark’s tooth sitar with frets of basalt
castanets made of a raven’s beak

an avalanche drum kit, magmic tambourines
hydrogen cymbals and french horns of soot

a cobweb djembe
a shrapnel tuba
a choir of clouds
a human voice.

:)
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Feb 29, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
I'm usually a bit wary about whole books of poetry. That being said, this book was all about odd thoughts popping up in weird places. I kept meaning to read just one poem...and then I just kept reading! It was as addictive as cocaine (not that I've tried it) and was a super interesting read!
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“Be nice to his family. Pretend not to notice the way their house smells. Pretend to like their food. Mimic their barbaric customs at the dinner table.” 17 likes
“Growing up in a culture that constantly reminds one that they are an outsider can be deeply destructive, especially since that standard voice is so very strong, and becomes ingrained in the consciousness so early. Survival requires finding a way to come to peace with that voice and all the others: to subdue it, or to make it work towards one's own ends. The tale would be different indeed if Pegasus talked back to Perseus.” 8 likes
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