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Father's Day

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The poems in Matthew Zapruder's fifth collection ask, how can one be a good father, partner, and citizen in the early twenty-first century? Zapruder deftly improvises upon language and lyricism as he passionately engages with these questions during turbulent, uncertain times. Whether interrogating the personalities of the Supreme Court, watching a child grow off into a dis ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Copper Canyon Press
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Kurt Kemmerer
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Honest, brutally beautiful confessions mark this necessary contemporary collection. Absolutely a must read for any current poetry enthusiast who wants to remain hopeful amidst each day’s losses, personal and political.
J.D. DeHart
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I first encountered Matthew Zapruder's poetry a few years back and had the pleasure this summer of reviewing a copy of his latest collection, Father's Day, from Copper Canyon Press. The book is due September 2019.

The poems are intimate and are sometimes focused on the wider world from a critical perspective. In short, these are just the kind of words we need now. Zapruder reflects on his role as poet in works like "The Black Bird," while looking at the social landscape in poems like
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Joe Imwalle
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of hearing Mathew read from this book. The reading was paired with Ada Limón’s reading of her new book,The Carrying. Also highly recommended and a great companion to Fathers Day. Mathew is one of my teachers in the MFA program I’m in. He’s truly thoughtful and has a sense of humor, both of which show up in these poems. He also cares deeply about the art of poetry and it’s place in today’s world. Also evident in these poems. “Poem for passengers” is my favorite from the collect ...more
Stevo Brock
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a Best of the Best for the month of September, 2019, as selected by Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet / Stevo's Nobel Ideas. You can find me at http://forums.delphiforums.com/stevo1, on my Stevo's Novel Ideas Amazon Influencer page (https://www.amazon.com/shop/stevo4747) or search for me on Google for many more reviews and recommendations.
Keith Taylor
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I usually don't rate books unless I like them, and I almost never review them unless I like them a lot. That presents me with one problem -- what do I do when I like a book even more than the others? This one deserves more stars than I have at my disposal. Here's a short review I did of it for "New York Journal of Books":

https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book...
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MATTHEW ZAPRUDER is the author of four collections of poetry. His poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, and The Believer. An associate professor in the Saint Mary’s College of California MFA program and English department, he is also editor at large at Wave Books and, from 2016 to 2017, was the editor of the poetry pag ...more
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