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Sonnets by Bruce Andrews
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I sometimes wonder: Who reads this stuff other than me? Thinking that it seems like such a 'refined' taste that very, VERY few people wd read it. &, yet, Andrews is widely published - including in large edition & circulation bks like the Norton "Postmodern American Poetry" - & must, therefore, be 'widely' read (at least by standards of poetry reading). I usually like his way w/ words - he fucks them w/o fucking them up, inseminates them w/o making them poignant. This is a collection of short poems. "PROXIMO" begins:

"the hand
antique formaldehyde
weds
of a hung man
to be a toy museum"

It hangs together like bones from a variety of species dangling from a clothes hanger & YOU are the forensic anthropologist who refuses to conclude from them.
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