By Daisy Fried
"The poems in Daisy Fried's first selection of poetry learn like difficult, city fables. officially leading edge and thematically tough, those poems traverse the geography of intercourse and teen initiation rights . . . those poems withstand being pinned down. They roam the pages in a type of tight, disruptive unfastened verse." --Ploughshares
"Fried exhibits that poetry may be lyrical, bombastic, garrulous even, and nonetheless shipping her readers." --Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Maybe this can be the publication of the 12 months, it has such diversity and it's so well-written, for her faithfulness to her emotion is matched through her carefulness of execution." --Thom Gunn
"Fried's poetry assaults and assaults, and will get via. And whilst it does, it does simply because she jams the precise phrases right into a strikingly unique order with ferocity, intelligence and dash." --August Kleinzahler
"Of the city landscape-its grit, strength, grotesque attractiveness, comedy and soreness, Daisy Fried makes very important poetry." --Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Daisy Fried, recipient of a Pew Fellowship in poetry, has released broadly in journals, together with American Poetry evaluate, Indiana evaluate, Antioch evaluate, Colorado overview, Ploughshares, and Threepenny evaluate. She has written articles and booklet experiences for Glamour, Philadelphia journal, Newsday, and Philadelphia Inquirer, between others, and has taught inventive writing at Haverford university and Rutgers collage. She holds a B.A. in English from Swarthmore collage and lives in South Philadelphia.