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Marilyn Hacker's poems have been praised for their technical virtuosity, forthright feminism, political acuity, and unabashed eroticism.

Included are selections from Hacker's first book, Presentation Piece (1974), the Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets and a National Book Award Winner; Separations (1976); Taking Notice (1980), which was claimed as an i
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 17th 1994 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Sep 06, 2011 Korri rated it it was ok
I don't quite know what to make of Hacker's poems. There's a whiff of rot and decay in the imagery from her early works that turns my stomach. Some poems are unsettling, like a cat that jumps onto your lap, sheds fur all over your clothes, knocks your glasses askew with his tail, then hops off, leaving you bewildered. I'm on surer ground when she writes of the intimate emotional terrain in her relationships with her daughter, husband, mother, lovers, and her past. Hacker's use of rhyme and meter ...more
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Sep 21, 2007 Margo Solod rated it really liked it
while i do get tired of hacker in large chunks, possibly because she starts to sound "one-note" to me.
but her command and use of form is quite astounding, as is the way(like molly peacock) she has taken the sonnet back fro the boys and made it her own.
Nov 13, 2008 Teresa rated it really liked it
Perverse, erotic, and sometimes damning poetry. Hacker plays the lover, mother, daughter, stalker role all in one. Her collection reveals what a woman's identity can do: shapeshift, question, and shapeshift again.
Aug 12, 2008 Zach rated it it was ok
Wasn't feeling it, though I heard "Billy the kid did what he did then he died."
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Marilyn Hacker is an American poet, translator, critic, and professor of English.

Her books of poetry include Presentation Piece (1974), which won the National Book Award, Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons (1986), and Going Back to the River (1990). In 2009, Hacker won the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for King of a Hundred Horsemen by Marie Étienne, which also garnered the first R
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