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Victims of the Latest Dance Craze was the 1985 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets, an award given for an American poet s second book."
Paperback, 56 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press
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Annie
Mar 22, 2016 Annie rated it liked it
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Eady's style, voice, and rhythmic choices me vividly of Carl Sandburg. Now, I like Sandburg, and I liked this book of Eady's, too, but I don't love it the way I love, say, Baudelaire, Rilke, or Eliot.

[Admittedly I'm not the most well-read in contemporary poets. It's a deficiency I'm going to try very hard to remedy ASAP because I'm sure I'm missing a lot of greats. But as it stands, I don't have much to compare Eady to in that regard.]

I wasn't fond of the titular poem (although what a great fuc
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Tess Majors
Oct 27, 2015 Tess Majors rated it it was amazing
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One of my all-time favorite poetry books. The beautiful word choice and phrases draw you into the worlds of dance and poetry. I would recommend to anyone who loves dance, poetry, and all things that make you feel something. This book certainly did that for me, and its honesty shocked me to the bone.
Jeff Crompton
Apr 04, 2015 Jeff Crompton rated it it was amazing
I would like to give this book of excellent poems a more detailed review, but I have misplaced it after reading about three quarters of it. I hope to find or replace it at some point.
Gerry LaFemina
Oct 29, 2011 Gerry LaFemina rated it it was amazing
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Just taught this book with my advanced poetry students...I hadn't read it in years and forgot just how much backbeat the poems had, how much humor and how much heart.
Laura Hartmark
Feb 22, 2012 Laura Hartmark rated it it was amazing
"When the world ends, I will be wearing a red dress." Enough said. Poems to make you want to dance. That's some deep synesthesic alchemy.
Sherry Lee
Oct 01, 2010 Sherry Lee rated it it was amazing
I appreciate how the title gets your attention and the poems in the book truly relate to the title.
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811.54 E115v 1997
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Like Joyce and Tolstoy, Cornelius Eady is an American writer focusing largely on matters of race and society, His poetry often centers on jazz and blues, family life, violence, and societal problems stemming from questions of race and class. His poetry is often praised for its simple and approachable language.
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