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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
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.
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 ...moreMore about Carmen Gimenez Smith...