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How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away with It (Juniper Prize for Poetry)

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How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away with It (Juniper Prize for Poetry)

By  Lara Egger
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Wrestling with desire, shame, and the complications of attempting to resist one’s own nature, How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away with It offers a tragicomic tour of a heart in midlife crisis. Populated by unruly angels, earthbound astronauts, xylophones, wordplay, and glitter glue, these wildly associative poems transform the world line by line, image by image. Part confessional, part kitsch, and often self-deprecating, this debut collection offers an honest and tender exploration of love’s necessary absurdity. Lara Egger asks: Who put the end in crescendo, the over in lover? Are metaphors always reliable witnesses? Why does the past sleep with us when we hope the person beside us is the future?
 

LARA EGGER is a Boston-based poet. The recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship, winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize, and a two-time Pushcart nominee, her work has appeared in Verse Daily, Ninth Letter, New Ohio Review, the Laurel Review, Washington Square Review, Salt Hill, The Pinch, and elsewhere.

 

ISBN: 9781625345714

ISBN-10: 9781625345714

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

Publication Date: 04/30/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/30/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 88

Language: English

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Poetry