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DOC è READER Human Dark with Sugar º MONEYEXPRESSCARD ✓ “Brenda Shaughnessy’s poems bristle with imperatives ‘confuse me spoon feed me stop the madness decide’ There are direct orders in her first few pages than in six weeks of boot campOnly Shaughnessy’s kidding Or she is and she isn’t If you just want “Brenda Shaughnessy’s poems bristle with imperatives ‘confuse me spoon feed me stop the madness decide’ There are direct orders in her first few pages than in six weeks of boot cam This book is the chick lit of poetry Brenday Shaunnessy is great at the art of disconnection to others but also offers nothing of redeeming value that you can take with you after a five minute read There is a street smartness about her work Then there is the smartness gained by reading intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence that is not reflected anywhere Lines like Throw your love until it sticks or At our miserable dinner even my own chewing disgusted me reek of sit com one liners and humor She speaks of vulnerable as a lemon peel and how we need a poet for the nanosecond as if this was the future of American poetry What she has to offer is a heart as hard and small and uni purpose as a tack I think that describes her poetry as well That this book won the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American poets bodes ill for American Poetry and and the rest of us who give a damn

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POnly Shaughnessy’s kidding Or she is and she isn’t If you just want to boss people around you’re a control freak but if you can joke about it then your bossiness is leavened by a ye Human Dark With Sugar by Brenda Shaughnessy arrived in the mail from the American Academy of Poets and I was pleased because I haven't read a book of poetry in some time I think that it is only fair that I review this book on this the last day of National Poetry Month This second book of poetry from Shaughnessy won the James Laughlin AwardThe first section of the book is Anodyne also known as a pain killer This section of the book is not euphoric by any means It is almost as if she is attempting to kill the pain with the sharpness of her words For instance in I'm Over the MoonHow long do I try to get water from a stone?It's like having a bad boyfriend in a good band Better off alone I'm going to write hardand fast into you moon face fkingThe second section of the book is Ambrosia from the Greek mean of food or drink of the gods that confers immortality on the consumer Is the narrator of Shaughnessy's poems interested in immortality? One of my favorite poems from this section is Three Sorries particularly the 1 I'm Sorry section of the poemSoon 1 born 19702 Cried all along3 Loved you really so very much and no othersblurred into 1 begging off for the dog years behavior2 extra heart hidden in sock drawer3 undetected slept with othersIt seems as though she really is not sorry for her actions or the events leading up to the incident It's amazing how many of these poems appear apologetic and wistful on the surface but then turn to sarcasm and bleaknessThe third section is Astrolabe or astronomical instrument to surveying locating and predicting the positions of the sun moon and stars I think the best illustration of this concept is Shaughnessy's A Poet's PoemI will get the word freshened out of this poem I put it in the first line then moved it to the second and now it won't come out It's stuck I'm so frustrated so I went out to my little porch all covered in snow and watched the icicles drip as I smokeda cigarette The poem ends uizzically I can't stand myselfNo Such Thing as One Bee is another poem that illustrates this need to pinpoint a location Shaughnessy uses a narrator that is unsure of where they are in life and how they fit into the greater scheme Where it is a busy worker bee or a bee that goes out to collect pollen I guess you could almost euate it to the Bee movie with Jerry SeinfeldOverall this is one of the better poetry books I have read in some time I love the sarcastic and bleak language used by Shaughnessy in her poems It's the darkest side of humanity she examines and she tries not to sugarcoat it but sometimes she just can't help herself

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Human Dark with SugarAst that’s all too infreuent in contemporary poetry that of humor” New York Times“Shaughnessy’s voice is smart sexy self aware hip consistently wry and ever savvy” Harvard Revi I really liked her first book so I have high expectations for this collection I'm only about 15 poems in thus far and I have to say I'm underwhelmed I'll write when I've read it for real hopefully it gets better? It didn't get much better for me The voice and diction in this collection is so much less charged and jeweled than her first Disappointing