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One Wish Left

4.3  ·  Rating details ·  10 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Poetry. "I would love to keep these poems to myself, to clutch them to me secure in the knowledge that there is someone somewhere who gets it, someone who can translate the staccato beat of a basketball on the blacktop, the sweeping touch of a lover's hand, the sweat sparked by hard honest work, the myriad insecurities that rumble beneath the surface of our lives. Tony Glo ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 20th 2002 by Pavement Saw Press (first published February 2002)
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John Grochalski
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
if i'm correct this book was Tony Gloeggler's first full-length. if so, this man has been hitting them out of the park for a while now. It's gritty, hearfelt stuff to the core. A poet who can weave nostalgia and reget the way that Tony does is one that i know i'll keep going back to time and time again. In fact, when I finished this on the evening bus I went right back and started from the top.
Carrie
May 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
I loved the concreteness of these poems--so much is grounded in the physical world, the geography of NYC, of the human body. The poems move fast and the verbs and syntax are awesome. I admit that I was a little put off by the frequent sex in the poems; by the final third, the endings, which would have been shocking taken individually, felt predictable.
Rebecca
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent collection of poems....every piece is solid, I highly recommend reading this book!
James Grinwis
Nov 30, 2008 rated it it was ok

okay, no more 1 stars. there are some nice poems here. big voiced poems. i am going to change all my one star reviews to two stars, giving a one star is probably just silly.
Nina
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gloeggler actually gives a spot-on description of this collection in the following quote, found in an interview on Pavement Saw Press, the publisher of One Wish Left.
"A good basketball poet can go both right and left and can break down his man. He plays tough, tight-to-the-skin D, boxes out well, rebounds in a crowd. He can see the whole court, find the open man and hit an open jumper."
http://www.pavementsaw.org/books/onew...
Gloeggler ducks left, feints right, finds the open man and hits with po
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