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a run
of poems
short poems
very short poems
and turns of prose

more formally


paperback, 256 pages
Published 1962 by Signet
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I like owning this book, it's kinda cool and hip like a jazz-lounge martini. And, like a martini, you want to sip it every now and then, not just drink it all, as that might make you a bit queezy.
José Gouveia
I never knew Norman Mailer published any books of poetry! It's like a cross between e.e. cummings and T.S. Elliot.
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Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, but which covers the essay to the nonfiction novel. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once.
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“I won't stay in
with married men
any more
said the wise girl
they're too agreeable,
it's a little too much
like curling
with the good book.

You mean
good book

Oh, dear,
did I say
good book
sighed the witch.”
“Poems should be like pins which prick the skin of boredom and leave a glow equal in its pride to the gate of the sadist who stuck the pin and walked away” 4 likes
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