Mortal Trash: Poems

Mortal Trash Poems Passionate and irreverent Mortal Trash transports the readers into a world of wit lament and desire In a section called Over the Bright and Darkened Lands canonical poems are torqued into new shap

  • Title: Mortal Trash: Poems
  • Author: Kim Addonizio
  • ISBN: 9780393249163
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Passionate and irreverent, Mortal Trash transports the readers into a world of wit, lament, and desire In a section called Over the Bright and Darkened Lands, canonical poems are torqued into new shapes Except Thou Ravish Me, reimagines John Donne s famous Batter my heart, Three person d God as told from the perspective of a victim of domestic violence Like PabloPassionate and irreverent, Mortal Trash transports the readers into a world of wit, lament, and desire In a section called Over the Bright and Darkened Lands, canonical poems are torqued into new shapes Except Thou Ravish Me, reimagines John Donne s famous Batter my heart, Three person d God as told from the perspective of a victim of domestic violence Like Pablo Neruda, Addonizio hears a swarm of objects that call without being answered hospital crash carts, lawn gnomes, Evian bottles, wind up Christmas creches, edible panties, cracked mirrors Whether comic, elegiac, or ironic, the poems in Mortal Trash remind us of the beauty and absurdity of our time on earth.From Scrapbook We believe in the one ton roseand the displaced toilet equally Our bluesassume you understandnot much, and try to be alive, just as we do,and that it may be helpful to hold the handof someone as lost as you.

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    1 thought on “Mortal Trash: Poems”

    1. not quite 5 star for me but some really cool/clever lines in this book much better than a majority of the poetry i've read not pretentious feeling at all which is refreshing

    2. Maybe I've read too much Kim Addonizio in too short a span of time, but I was really impatient with a lot of this. It seemed both callow and full of depressing stuff about aging, and I was left thinking uncharitable thoughts about what happens when the girl who's always dancing on the bar is eventually forced, by sheer dint of the decades passing, to grow up. The "sonnets" section felt gimmicky to me, and her attempts to mimic (pay homage to?) e.e. cummings were kind of painful. It wasn't until [...]

    3. OVER THE BRIGHT AND DARKENED LANDSI sit in one of the dives.I feel kind of dizzy.October 29, 2009.In Peshawar, the shoppers drop.Explosives in a carexplode kidsand their mothersin Meena Bazaar.The bottles look pretty, lit uplike a glass pyre.There’s an olive in my higher power.The jukebox is haunted.I brandish my glass.Smoke stinks in my hair.We must fuck one another.BUT HAVE NOT LOVEIf I lick men, and angels,they will take me to dinner.The bells bang all winter.Angels are picky eaters.They do [...]

    4. Accursed you will feel, it will grow and at last you will know that Kim Addonizio has followed time worn form in her drive towards mediocrity, the tell tale signs are everywhere; the great, thick hedgerows of verbiage quite ring the reader, your mind and they swallow whole pages and pages, you will be soaked by a thunderstorm of adjectives that cloyingly leach through your unwary mind and on you go through the muck where incidental, inanimate objects are endlessly presented weighed down and trit [...]

    5. Addonizio's latest collection of poetry is a strong addition to her body of work. Balancing the personal and universal, Addonizio explores love, lust, and mortality. She also plays with form, namely reworking sonnets for our modern text-message age. The book is even more interesting when read along side her new essay collection, Bukowski in a Sundress. Highly recommended, especially for readers who like Lucifer at the Starlight and What is This Thing Called Love.

    6. The movement of these poems is quite alive. Word choice is still Addonizio's strength. This time, I just don't feel like anything is being said. Or, nothing is being said to me. I feel blank after each poem. Left blinking and grasping for more than the humor and the dance.

    7. Bummer, I usually like her. Hard to get behind "Now there were two of you, / or maybe one, mashed back together / like sandwich halves, / oozing mayonnaise."

    8. Kim Addonizio is now one of my favorite poets. She writes Mortal Trash with power, creativity, honesty, and absolutely no shame or fear. That combination is glorified in the poetry arena, but few authors actually have the guts for such vulnerability. This collection (to be vulnerable myself) came to me at a time in my life where I am about done with this so-called love that, in Hollywood films, ends in kissing, but in the real world, ends more like this:I hate hearts please don’t have one I wi [...]

    9. Seriously gritty poetry the search for love in all the wrong places. Prowling the underbelly of the city encountering drugs, drink, lust deceit, despair and ruin all with a note of hope.Borrowed this from the University Library, may have to track a copy of this down for my personal library to have around to pick up when the moment strikes.

    10. I thought the book was uneven. Just my preferences, but I find disappointed sex poems boring now. Also, I don't usually enjoy abstract poetry. On the other hand, there were a number of powerful pieces here: Idioms for Rain, Party, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Reel, Name That Means Holy in Greek, for instance.

    11. "Yelling obscenities at the TV is okay, as long as sports are clearly visible on the screen,but it's rude to mutter at the cleaning products in Safeway."-From 'Manners'.Interesting collection. Fun and sarcastic. Not to be taken too seriously. In fact, consume alcohol with this book.

    12. Florida keeps playing, Manners is also good. I didn't get the sonnets or the order of poems, but some good pieces in this collection. I read this almost right after Siedel, so this is like female version of him.

    13. It may seem a gaudy move, but Kim Addonizio’s release of a memoir and poetry collection within mere days of each other isn’t that surprising. In fact, when you consider the awards Addonizio’s won, the variety of different forms she’s worked in, and her longevity as an artist, this release two-fer feels practically de rigueur, just another milestone in a brilliant career.Though this review primarily concerns Mortal Trash, Addonizio’s latest poetry collection, I should say that I found t [...]

    14. I have to say that this is my least favorite of Addonizio's books that I have read so far. It feels like she has lost a little bit of her edge (maybe she's just losing a little of her bitterness to look at it in a nicer way). What To Save From The Fire is an absolutely brilliant poem, though. Worth the cost of the book alone.

    15. file under: reads that make you want to drink irresponsibly and spawn unhealthy relationships from the seats of rocky barstools

    16. She writes poetry that takes awhile for me to appreciate. It's not too bad but not really my kind of thing. She doesn't have poems that flow and ebb but rather narratives that are sharp.

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