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American Fanatics

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  25 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews

"American Fanatics is driven by a diction that is electrifyingly alive with the idiosyncratic pulse of our strange particular historical moment that includes pet dogs slaughtered by coyotes, mystical Vietnamese nail salon workers, and ephebiphobiacs wandering our sunny streets; these poems enchant and inspire. Part hip metaphysician, part late corrupted dharma bum, Dorothy

Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 28th 2010 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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James Murphy
Sep 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
While reading American Fanatics I was using a bookmark on which is pictured a bear holding an open book. And into the book is pouring a rainbow. Beneath is the caption "Books are magic." But I could find no magic in Barresi's poetry. While reading the book, no rainbow filled my lap. It's not her fault but mine. I'd been introduced to her by reading some of her poems online. I was enthusiastic about her poetry, but reading American Fanatics I was unable to connect to her. Part of the reason's sim ...more
Sep 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
see my review in the upcoming issue of Crab Creek Review
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
wonderful poems by a great poet.
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