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When You Bit...

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
print, 72 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Otoliths
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Adam Fieled
Jun 03, 2016 Adam Fieled rated it really liked it
The protagonist of Dancing with Myself has a problem common to would-be or soon-to-be lovers: stomach cramps, “butterflies.” Why this may seem interesting is that, in the context of the sonnet sequence, the protagonist’s butterflies confirm that he is not as old, weathered, and eternally resigned as he might appear to himself to be. He is still open to dynamism, change, and outside influences impinging on his consciousness. Keats’ Psyche is simultaneously a woman, a goddess, and an ideal ...more
Aug 24, 2008 Steve rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: contemporary poetry readers
Recommended to Steve by: the author
A strong new collection plumbing the depths of sexuality, love, loss, ontology/phenomenology, loneliness, and keeping youthful hopes alive as one ages. When You Bit... features many of what are becoming Fieled's poetic touchstones: melopoeiac verve, wordplay, and syntactical variation that make the book read easily, belying the complexity of themes dealt with both poem by poem and in total.

The book has a readily accessible narrative sweep to its arrangement, moving from the sexually-charged musi
Apr 07, 2010 Mark rated it did not like it
If you want a really good laugh, remember, while reading this awful book, that the author claims to believe all poetry written since Eliot's Four Quartets is shit. He's cast his lot with so-called "high art" (the "high art" word for shit is "dross" btw)... and this exercise in banality is the product.

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Aug 02, 2009 David Wolach is currently reading it
So far so very good...
Aug 23, 2008 Andrew rated it it was amazing
my favorite fieled thus far. . .
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Adam Fieled is a poet based in Philadelphia. He has released three print books: "Opera Bufa" (Otoliths, 2007), "When You Bit..." (Otoliths, 2008), and "Chimes" (Blazevox, 2009), as well as numerous chaps, e-chaps, and e-books, including "Posit" (Dusie Press, 2007), "Beams" (Blazevox, 2007), and "The White Album" (ungovernable press, 2009). He has work in journals like Tears in the Fence, Great ...more
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