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The City She Was

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Mountain West Poetry Series
Published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University
Paperback, 64 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Center for Literary Publishing
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Mat Wenzel
Jan 08, 2015 Mat Wenzel rated it it was amazing
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The City She Was beings with For About Five Minutes in the Aughts, the turn of the millennium celebrated like it was the turn of the last century, the zeroes, and then takes the metro through life experiences and literature, rides the bus with all sorts of partners and passengers, walks the block or two to a party in a loft apartment decorated in two-thousands kitsch, and sits down and writes a letter. “I collected fancy pens, and yeah, i’m working on an article about anime and Marxism,” the spe ...more
Gabriel Oak
Jun 05, 2014 Gabriel Oak rated it really liked it
Carmen Gimenez Smith is among my favorite young poets. This is a slim volume, but full of wonderful, inventive poems.
Bella
Mar 04, 2012 Bella rated it it was ok
I won my copy on goodreads.. but honestly, it is not my kind of poetry. There are too many 'big words' I had to look up, for it to be enjoyable. Seemed pretentious to me. A lot of it didn't make sense to me..phrases like "people who shiver metal sheets for thunder, and then she squints her eyes to fuzz it more, to prettify." I just don't understand that kind of poetry, it's very "out there". I'm sure people who are into nonsensical pretentious poetry would love this, but just not me.
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Formerly a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa, Carmen Gimenez Smith is now an assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University, the publisher of Noemi Press, and the editor-in-chief of PUERTO DEL SOL. Her work has most recently appeared in MANDORLA, COLORADO REVIEW and PLOUGHSHARES and is forthcoming in jubilat and DENVER QUARTERLY. She is the author of ODALISQ ...more
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