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I Heart Your Fate

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"The poems of Anthony McCann are beautiful, brutal, and unerring. They present us with, or return us to, a complicated, violent, poignant, weird, and mysterious world—a world which is very particularly his, and also our own, re-sung. For some time now I have believed McCann to be one of the finest poets writing today, and as I Heart Your Fate makes clear, he is only gettin ...more
Paperback, 83 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Wave Books (first published March 1st 2011)
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Sep 08, 2014 Marissa rated it it was amazing
"In this boasted land of freedom,
generally speaking,
the cruelty of presence
shall never be sufficient."

Read this on the walk home from the library. Not a very large volume but it had quite the depth.
Dani Burhop
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Recommended to Dani by: Danny's Reading Series, Chicago
Humor in poetry, like a good comic, should come at you from many angles. At a reading, a purposeful pause after an unsettling line should elicit a perplexed guffaw; on the page, a strange but eerily true juxtaposition should startle you from your silent reading with a snort. That Anthony McCann titled his new collection I Heart Your Fate indicates a wry sense of humor from the start; McCann delivers on this impression, offering observations such as “Can organized body hair still be alive?” and “ ...more
Dec 14, 2012 Joe added it
Feel like the last section works best and best is very well. Something about the intensity of the short lines with the dead pan delivery of

And on the television
The one over gas pumps
Kobe Bryant
Is talking about his father

He is speaking very slowly

And you listen very carefully

Which is when you learn

That the most important thing
in this game

is to win

this game

And that this

Kobe Bryant
Has never forgotten.

I'll take one of these hearbreakingly funny/sad moments over whole fistfuls of poems.
Apr 22, 2014 Rita rated it liked it
This book proves that the book is not the natural habitat for the poem. Taken one at a time the poems are funny and delightful (excluding the difficult middle section) but together they lack a message.
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Shelves: poetry
Both lively and haunting, these are unexpected poems.
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Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of I ♥ Your Fate (forthcoming from Wave Books in 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these two collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader! (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He has taught Engli ...more
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