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The Fork Without Hunger: Poems
In sharply-limned lyrics that are at once elegiac and celebratory, Laurie Lamon explores the inseparable union of pain and happiness that life invariably brings. Bending form with keen originality, this acclaimed poet is both traditionalist and innovator, a writer, says Ploughshare poetry editor David Daniel, with rare precision and intelligence and, rarer still, with genu ...more
Paperback, 49 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by CavanKerry Press
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I was originally drawn to Lamon's book because I found one of the Pain poems in a lit journal, and I appreciated the respect that poem seemed to show this concept. I worried, though, that if there were a lot of poems about pain it would become too gimmicky. And, well, it did. When all the poems about pain start to stand together I feel they start to lose subtlety, which makes me feel they are losing pathetic respect for their subject.