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The Job of Being Everybody
Poetry. "Douglas Goetsch is, without a doubt, an unbridled creative talent. His pinpoint lyricism and apparent reverence for craft stamp his work with a gorgeous signature, and he just gets better with every outing. These are poems of desire and disappointment, the magnificent and the mundane and in Goetsch's capable clutches, each one leaves an electric charge in the air. ...more
Paperback, 59 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Cleveland State University Poetry Center
(first published 2004)
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I met Doug at the North Wildwood Beach Writers' Conference in June 2013, where we were both teaching. I was blown away by his faculty night reading, and then by his class on "Opening Claims." I think you'll feel the same way about the marvelous work in this collection. It's muscular and lyrical at the same time, and just pulls you in and won't let you go. My personal favorite was the title poem, as I tend to have the same job!