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Lighthead, by Terrance Hayes

tmarwee's review

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5.0

Give this book to anyone who says they don’t like contemporary poetry

thetinybean's review

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5.0

Poetry that begs to be spoken aloud, which in my mind is the best kind.

pyrrhicspondee's review

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4.0

I like how when poets get older they get more and more lyric. Of course, some of these poems left me behind in the dust. But a bunch were amazing. That last pecha kucha, "Arbor for Butch," is heartbreaking. And "Support the Troops!" is on my favorite-ever list.

nick_jenkins's review

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4.0

I felt that the back half of the book doesn't really deliver, but the first half--particularly the second quarter--is spectacular.

goodverbsonly's review

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3.0

Read for Contemporary American Poetry. I would give it a higher rating because there’s a great amount of control of sound and image, but most of the poetry is beyond me. That’s not a criticism of anyone but me.

majordang's review

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3.0

Very referential, requires a large commitment on the part of the reader.

jamesflint's review

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emotional medium-paced

2.5

libraryleopard's review

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4.0

I'm so glad I got around to reading a book of Terrance Hayes's poetry after being assigned to read Golden Shovel a million times in writing classes. I especially liked how he messed around with format.
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