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ISBN-10: 1556595999
ISBN-13: 9781556595998
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publish Date: 02/09/2021
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.50" H

Love and Other Poems

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Overview

Full of fierce astonishment… Written with the winking intimacy of a Twitter DM, these poems suggest that even aloneness can be a shared experience.–O, The Oprah Magazine

Alex Dimitrov’s third book, Love and Other Poems, is full of praise for the world we live in. Taking time as an overarching structure–specifically, the twelve months of the year–Dimitrov elevates the everyday, and speaks directly to the reader as if the poem were a phone call or a text message. From the personal to the cosmos, the moon to New York City, the speaker is convinced that love is “our best invention.” Dimitrov doesn’t resist joy, even in despair. These poems are curious about who we are as people and shamelessly interested in hope.

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"Full of fierce astonishment, Dimitrov's wide-eyed collection asks us as humans–'Some brutes who screamed / for everything to look at us'–to take a moment and gaze back out at the world. Because 'to be queer / is a way to forgive life, ' what we might find there is comfort and pleasure: 'I love opening a window in a room/ I love the feeling of possibility by the end of the first cup of / coffee.' Written with the winking intimacy of a Twitter DM, these poems suggest that even aloneness can be a shared experience." –O, The Oprah Magazine


"A highly pleasurable, heavily Frank O'Hara-influenced collection in love with moments and New York City and the aesthetics of cyclical ephemerality (see 'November': 'Is the first snow just snow./It feels like more'), full of exuberance and wistfulness, longing and joy."–New York Times


"Joyous and captivating . . . Meditations on humanity's search for meaning are handled with wit and vulnerability. . . . In this affecting collection, his most fully achieved thus far, Dimitrov provides the reader with a needed celebration of pleasures."–Publishers Weekly, starred review


"Over the past few weeks, I've savored Alex Dimitrov's incredible collection Love and Other Poems. Go read "New York" right now to fall in love (again) with the city–and his work."–Key West Florida Weekly


"An epic ode to the people, places and things that strike Dimitrov's fancy. Love and Other Poems is the perfect read for anyone who feels in love with this astonishing world–or needs that love rekindled."–Columbia Tribune


"This is a collection of romantic and dramatic poetry and lovely moments that can be opened and read at any time of the night or day. Rich, layered, and meaningful, every poem is a moment of reflection that's worth having."–BizNews

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Details

ISBN-10: 1556595999
ISBN-13: 9781556595998
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publish Date: 02/09/2021
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.50" H
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