By Adam Fitzgerald
A groundbreaking assortment from certainly one of our so much acclaimed younger poets approximately own loss and purchaser anxiousness within the American suburbs.
In the wake of the severe good fortune of The overdue Parade (“poetry as lush as any of Keats’s odes,” New York occasions ebook Review), Adam Fitzgerald’s George Washington follows within the documentary poetics culture of William Carlos Williams’s In the yankee Grain and Susan Howe’s My Emily Dickinson. those frenetic poems channel the right kind names and product placement within the suburban New Jersey memescape of the Nineteen Nineties. Fitzgerald’s catalogs—a international of games and love songs, leisure franchises and common anomie—seek out the proxies in which hundreds of thousands now stay their so much intimate studies, interpreting every thing from sexuality and religion to the spectacles of procuring and mass shootings. The poet’s reminiscence may perhaps turn out as fungible because the once-ubiquitous VHS cassette, yet those queer poems shape a hypertext archive of existence as it’s packaged and purveyed. Fitzgerald’s “primal imaginative and prescient” (Harold Bloom), so wildly alive in The overdue Parade, metamorphoses into a thrilling exploration of Americana’s darkish origins.
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George Washington: Poems by Adam Fitzgerald