Book Reviews of Verses That Hurt : Pleasure and Pain from the POEMFONE Poets

Verses That Hurt : Pleasure and Pain from the POEMFONE Poets
Verses That Hurt Pleasure and Pain from the POEMFONE Poets
Author: Jordan Trachtenberg, Amy Trachtenberg, Christian Lantry, Nicole Blackman
ISBN-13: 9780312151911
ISBN-10: 0312151918
Publication Date: 3/15/1997
Pages: 212
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Paperback
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POEMFONE - for those that don't know, was a NYC poet's project where every day a poet called and recorded a new poem on an answering machine, and you could call and listen. The group involved all sorts of hip poets and musicians - including 3 of my favorites: M. Doughty (of Soul Coughing), Nicole Blackman (of KMFDM & other bands), and John S. Hall (of King Missile).
It's an amazing, beautiful, RAW collection of contemporary free verse, that introduces you to a host of talented poets - and includes a picture of each. I adore this book, and found an extra copy used, so others could share in this rocktacular joy. I can't recommend this book enough!
PS- they also have an audio recording (Poemfone: New Word Order) of some of the poems, but it's OOP. Still easy to find though.
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An unusual anthology of poetry by contemporary poets from diverse backgrounds. Poets include Allen Ginsburg, Lee Ranaldo, Bob Holman, Janice Erlbaum, and Shut-Up Shelley.
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Just looks important, doesn't it?