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The Other Lover
by Bruce Smith
University of Chicago Press, 2000
Cloth: 978-0-226-76407-8 | Paper: 978-0-226-76408-5
Library of Congress Classification PS3569.M512O84 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Other Lover is a collection of bittersweet American love poems. Writing with jazz-like verbal panache, Bruce Smith reaches for the paradoxical pulls between sweetness and bitterness. With carefully crafted rhyming stanzas and unpredictable free verse rhythms, these poems bristle and pop like the riffs of a virtuoso horn player. The book is a personal, passionate, disturbing collection that places the reader both inside and outside of the poet's life. Deftly filtering personal experiences through improvisatory structures and a wide range of idioms, Smith communicates the want, the lack, the desire for what is missing, the sweetness of absence and pain. The pleasure of The Other Lover is in the imagination's dance in the erotic spaces between the poet and the reader.

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