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Perhaps Paul Kareem Taylor said it best in his piece called On the Road Again: Barbara Hamby's American Odyssey: "Reading Barbara Hamby's poetry is like going on a road trip, one where the woman behind the wheel lets you ride shotgun as she speeds across the open highways of an America where drive-in movie theaters still show Janet Leigh films on Friday nights, hardware st ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by University of Pittsburgh Press
(first published January 1st 2014)
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Barbara Hamby's poems are always a delight to read. She plays with words, populating her two-page odes with puns and alliterations, history lessons and travel guides for those who lose their luggage in Italy. The reader reads the poems of ON THE STREET OF DIVINE LOVE as if they were chapters in an intriguing whodunit, staying up into the unmentionable hours to read about the bad girl in the mambo Cadillac and the narrator's 1977 Toyota. Li'l Kim and Roy Rogers make appearances. As does an ...more
Barbara Hamby was born in New Orleans and raised in Hawai’i. She now lives in Tallahassee, Florida. She teaches creative writing in the English Department at Florida State University.More about Barbara Hamby...