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Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!

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POEM ADDRESSING CONSPIRACY THEORISTS You're right to understand the underlying devious intentions of this poem. You are definitely on to something. You should really examine my other poems too (just google me) and notice the clues I have left behind. You might want to share what you find with others by starting a blog, informing the media, making videos, etc. I have said t ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published April 7th 2010 by Bloof Books
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May 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I read a review of Davis’ first collection, Hitler’s Mustache, in the online journal, The Dream People, a few years ago. It sounded appealing to me, but I forget about it. Until I met him during the AWP Conference in Denver this year. I was drunk and in a bar. I think we were in the bathroom. That sounds kind of sordid, but it wasn’t. Anyway, he offered to send me a copy of his book, and I happily accepted. And not only did he send me Hitler’s Mustache, but he also sent me this book.

Now as far a
Oct 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
this book is a huge i love you to poetry. it is a sarcastic i love you as much as it is sincere. peter davis is self-aware of the publishing industry and all its faults and beauty and calls all of that out like a true lover of poetry. it's hard to review this in a short blurb. it's very hard. reading this book is easier and loving it is very easy. i feel like i might seem biased because peter was one of my undergrad poetry professors. and i now consider him a friend as much as i can consider a l ...more
Jake Omstead
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is probably the first poetry book I would give to someone interested in American poets. Not every poem has to be a riddle or play word games with your mind. Some poems can be fun, light, and still get to the inner workings of human emotion. Pete uses this book to talk to an invisible audience and keeps you bound to the pages until the end. I've read this three or four times now.
Shannon Thompson
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-poetry
In Poetry, Poetry, Poetry, Peter Davis uses the prose form to challenge the reader into questioning what it actually means to be a poet and what meaning can derive from poetry itself. Because of this, Davis definitely and obviously challenges readers and writers of poetry to reflect upon themselves, particularly about the “why.” Why do we write it and why do we want others to read it?
I learned a lot about confronting myself about my writing. I write more prose than poetry, yet his prose style
Aug 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: male-writer, poetry
As you might guess from the title, this book of poetry is really funny. The cover includes bands of color radiating from a giant "thumb's up." It's hilarious. I always appreciate humor in poetry books, especially since poetry is so often dour.

The whole book is a series of prose poems, each one addressing a very specific group, like "Poem Addressing Kittens," or "Poem Addressing Dictators," or about the poet's feelings, like "Poem Addressing my Desperation" or "Poem Addressing Some of My Boring W
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Goodreads Review Addressing the Goodreads Review I Might Have Written for Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!

I took some time away from thinking about me & my ars poetica to read Peter Davis's Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! I feel that I can claim some of the power I've lost in not having written this fine book by recommending it to you.

Listen up poets: for a good time read this book.

I wish that there was a 4.5 stars rating on Goodreads. 5 stars is Dante, and--let's face it-- Peter Davis's Poetry! Poetry! Po
Jennifer Ashton
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Here's a representative example of the prose poems that make up the book. It's called "Poem Addressing the Possibility That You're Reading This Poem in a Literary Journal": "Good for you. I read some journals too, but the odds of actually finding this poem can't be good. Thanks for making the effort. I hope you feel like it was worth it." Four stars is a little high for this. Points for the ingenuity of composing each poem as if the poet could only be thinking about the audiences and institution ...more
Tyler Crumrine
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Peter Davis is probably the most transparent poet I have ever read. While he may come across as conceited at first, in the end Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! winds up being as much about why people consume/create poetry in the first place as Davis's own desperate need for approval. These poems effortless straddle the boundaries between being funny, inspirational, and just kind sad. They're true to life, and they've helped me be more honest with myself and more realistic in the way I read, write, and ap ...more
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a show-stopper. Clever, hilarious, self-effacing. I adored it.
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Peter Davis lives with his sweet wife, son and daughter. His poems have appeared in places like Atticus, Jacket, and The Best American Poetry anthology. He draws, writes and makes music in Muncie, Indiana while teaching English at Ball State University. More info at
“I hope that as a totally literate human being that you don't even know what "illiteracy" is because it simply doesn't exist in your world.” 3 likes
“This might make for an awkward situation. I have a talent for awkward situations.” 3 likes
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