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Widening income inequality / Frederick Seidel.

By: Seidel, Frederick, 1936-.
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2016Description: viii, 118 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780571330706 (hardback) :.Subject(s): Poetry -- Collections. -- 20th century | PoetryDDC classification: 811.54
Contents:
Remembering Elaine's -- City -- Liftoff -- February 30th -- France Now -- At a Party -- Beautiful Fabu -- Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Robespierre -- Le Pont Mirabeau -- Pussy Days -- A Problem with the Landing Gear -- Aeneidos Liber Quartus -- The Pond -- America -- Patek Philippe Ref. 3842 -- Cors de chase -- The Little Car -- Punta Cana -- Boom and Boom and Boom -- A Man About to Come -- Winter Day, Birdsong -- Annie -- Autumn Leaves -- Breaking News -- March 2012 -- Man with a Mouth -- Model Train -- The Bird on the Crocodile's Back -- The Lovely Redhead -- Song -- Snowing -- Psalm -- Song to the Moon -- Green Absinthe -- Don't Blink, Life! -- Monday Morning -- Man in Slicker -- The End of Summer -- The Ballad of Ferguson, Missouri -- Claudio Castiglione and Massimo Tamburini -- Montauk -- Down Below Riverside Park -- Karl -- Fred Seidel -- Morning and Melancholia -- Sunshine -- Sunset at Swan Lake -- Spring Fever -- Hip-Hop -- Polio Days -- Versailles -- My First Wife -- To Stop the World from Ending -- Me -- Poet at Seventy-Eight -- To Philip Roth, for His Eightieth -- What a Day -- Widening Income Inequality
Summary: Frederick Seidel is the great troublemaker of American poetry. Dubbed a 'transgressive adventurer', a 'demonic gentleman', a 'triumphant outsider', a 'great poet of innocence', and 'an example of the dangerous Male of the Species', his sly, witty, fierce poems are earnest one moment and flippant the next, as he directs his caustic fire toward everything from high-society cocktail parties to street-level poverty, genocide to Obamacare, New York to Syria. The Independent said of his last collection: 'There is no contemporary poet in English as witty, as shrewd, as touching and as debonair as Frederick Seidel. That's a lot of praise, but he surely merits it.' Widening Income Inequality, Seidel's new collection, is a fhymed magnificence of secual, historical, and cultural exuberance. Rarely has poetry been this dapper, or this dire, or this true. 'The excellent table manners combined with a savage display of appetite: this is what everyone notices in Seidel. Yet he wouldn't be so powerful a poet of what's cruel, corrupt and horrifying, had he not also lately shown himself to be a great poet of innocence.' Benjamin Kunkel, Harper's Magazine
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Remembering Elaine's -- City -- Liftoff -- February 30th -- France Now -- At a Party -- Beautiful Fabu -- Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Robespierre -- Le Pont Mirabeau -- Pussy Days -- A Problem with the Landing Gear -- Aeneidos Liber Quartus -- The Pond -- America -- Patek Philippe Ref. 3842 -- Cors de chase -- The Little Car -- Punta Cana -- Boom and Boom and Boom -- A Man About to Come -- Winter Day, Birdsong -- Annie -- Autumn Leaves -- Breaking News -- March 2012 -- Man with a Mouth -- Model Train -- The Bird on the Crocodile's Back -- The Lovely Redhead -- Song -- Snowing -- Psalm -- Song to the Moon -- Green Absinthe -- Don't Blink, Life! -- Monday Morning -- Man in Slicker -- The End of Summer -- The Ballad of Ferguson, Missouri -- Claudio Castiglione and Massimo Tamburini -- Montauk -- Down Below Riverside Park -- Karl -- Fred Seidel -- Morning and Melancholia -- Sunshine -- Sunset at Swan Lake -- Spring Fever -- Hip-Hop -- Polio Days -- Versailles -- My First Wife -- To Stop the World from Ending -- Me -- Poet at Seventy-Eight -- To Philip Roth, for His Eightieth -- What a Day -- Widening Income Inequality

Frederick Seidel is the great troublemaker of American poetry. Dubbed a 'transgressive adventurer', a 'demonic gentleman', a 'triumphant outsider', a 'great poet of innocence', and 'an example of the dangerous Male of the Species', his sly, witty, fierce poems are earnest one moment and flippant the next, as he directs his caustic fire toward everything from high-society cocktail parties to street-level poverty, genocide to Obamacare, New York to Syria.

The Independent said of his last collection: 'There is no contemporary poet in English as witty, as shrewd, as touching and as debonair as Frederick Seidel. That's a lot of praise, but he surely merits it.' Widening Income Inequality, Seidel's new collection, is a fhymed magnificence of secual, historical, and cultural exuberance. Rarely has poetry been this dapper, or this dire, or this true.

'The excellent table manners combined with a savage display of appetite: this is what everyone notices in Seidel. Yet he wouldn't be so powerful a poet of what's cruel, corrupt and horrifying, had he not also lately shown himself to be a great poet of innocence.' Benjamin Kunkel, Harper's Magazine

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