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Lunch (A Divine Comedy #2)

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The richly textured poems in Lunch, companion volume to D. A. Powell's acclaimed debut collection, Tea, tell the story of a life; like a conversation stretched out over many lunch breaks. Hailed as "formally innovative, disjunctive but tender and always emotionally expressive" by Forrest Gander, its poems are both masticatibly small and immensely satisfying. The life in qu ...more
Hardcover, 76 pages
Published October 27th 2000 by Wesleyan
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James
Nov 20, 2009 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Pretty much every poem in the first section is amazing, especially [triptych:], which is absolutely beautiful, if a bit atypical of the book. The rest of the poems are intensely dark and funny, fragmented, suggestive.
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May 27, 2013 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Threading through stories of lovers lost to disease and facing his own mortality, at the waiting area of lunch that splits the day, that transcends the day, here is D.A. Powell as wordplayful as ever, as smart as ever, speaking in some of the coded tongue only gay men can translate. Wow.
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Aug 17, 2008 Zach rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I like this one a hair less than "Tea," but the language here is frequently stunning and powerful. I've heard "Cocktails" is even better, so I'm really looking forward to that! As Powell ends his collection, I "want my goddamn cocktail(s)."
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Nov 12, 2010 Luis Correa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Unsurprisingly great. Fun turns of phrase, quick, witty, memorable, and poignant. Waka waka waka.
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D. A. Powell is the author of Tea, Lunch, Cocktails, Chronic and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry in 2013.

Repast, Powell's latest, collects his three early books in a handsome volume introduced by novelist David Leavitt.

A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Powell li
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