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Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie

(2011)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Winner of the 2010 Akron Poetry Prize, Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie is "a tender anti-epic, a grunge-tinged love song to America's benighted post-industrial heartland." Harmon's Poughkeepsie shimmers just beyond the borders of banal recognition. "If you're not part of the problem, / you're part of the lengthening / tragedy," Harmon writes in an introductory pastoral, seeking out "the stray / detours and workarounds of the secret / city inside the more obvious one... on the outskirts of the absurd / attention to the material life." Poughkeepsie is that city of the heart where no one can look at anyone else "alone," where "the noise of beauty" is a cop's bullet polishing off a "traffic-struck doe," where "five dollars takes you anywhere in this town / except out of it."



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January 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie (Akron Series in Poetry)
Author(s): Joshua Harmon
ISBN: 1-931968-93-4 / 978-1-931968-93-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Akron Press
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie (Akron Series in Poetry)
Author(s): Joshua Harmon
ISBN: 1-931968-92-6 / 978-1-931968-92-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Akron Press
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Title: Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie (Akron Series in Poetry)
Author(s): Joshua Harmon
Publisher: The University of Akron Press
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