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by Charlie Smith

  • Author: Charlie Smith
  • ISBN: 0393322734
  • ISBN13: 978-0393322736
  • ePub: 1115 kb | FB2: 1728 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Poetry
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 17, 2001)
  • Pages: 96
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 479
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Heroin: And Other Poems ePub download

Heroin is Charlie Smith's fifth book of poetry and it falls somewhere in the middle in terms of quality. Fortunately for us, the majority of Heroin is not glaringly autobiographical.

Heroin is Charlie Smith's fifth book of poetry and it falls somewhere in the middle in terms of quality. There is a maturity here not present in earlier works, but the forced quality of the previous Before and After shows itself every now and then. Unfortunately, the narrative style of Smith's poetry seems to be slipping away. Standouts in this volume include "Beds", "Flowers of Manhattan", and "As for Trees".

Charlie Smith (born June 27, 1947) is a poet and novelist. He has written seven novels and seven books of poetry. He has won the Aga Khan Prize, the Levinson prize, the J. Howard and Barbara . Wood prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in New York City and Key West.

Heroin, great, another drug book. I recognized Smith's name from & so I went past the title of this collection to see if it would surpass my inhibitions. Based on the poems in this collection, I think he could write a wonderful poem about dirty laundry. I have to confess to reading more fiction than poetry on average, though I'm slowly correcting this.

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Poet and novelist Charlie Smith was born in Moultrie, Georgia. Smith has also published widely as a novelist. He has written five New York Times Notable Books and has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has also won the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine. He has taught at the University of Alabama and Princeton University. He lives in New York City. Poems by Charlie Smith.

Charlie Smith - Born on June 27, 1947 in Moultrie, Georgia, Charlie Smith is the author of severalĀ . His debut collection of poems, Red Roads, was selected for the National Poetry Series and was published by Plume in 1987. It received the Great Lakes New Poets Award.

Charlie Smith - Born on June 27, 1947 in Moultrie, Georgia, Charlie Smith is the author of several collections of poems, including Red Roads, which. His second collection, Indistinguishable from the Darkness, was published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1990. Since then, Smith has published a number of other collections, most recently Word Comix (W. Norton & C. 2009); Women of America (2004); Heroin and other poems (2000); Before and After (1995); and The Palms (1993).

Heroin by Charlie Smith - book cover, description, publication history. In these haunting poems by one of this country's most gifted poets, heroin becomes a metaphor for desire as the speaker recalls his past addiction and lost loves. Similar books by other authors. Where Now Laura Kasischke. Used availability for Charlie Smith's Heroin. September 2000 : USA Hardback. Heroin and other poems.

Charlie Smith is the author of eight previous poetry collections, eight novels, and a book of novellas. He has won the Aga Khan Prize, the Levinson Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book, Red Roads, was chosen for the National Poetry Series and received the Great Lakes New Poets Award. Three of his novels have been named New York Times Notable Books.

A new collection of poetry from Charlie Smith, whose work Lorrie Moore has called "appallingly brilliant."

In these haunting poems by one of this country's most gifted poets, heroin becomes a metaphor for desire as the speaker recalls his past addiction and lost loves.
Nahn
stunning quality as posted, perfect in every way -thanks
Redfury
Heroin is Charlie Smith's fifth book of poetry and it falls somewhere in the middle in terms of quality. There is a maturity here not present in earlier works, but the forced quality of the previous Before and After shows itself every now and then. Fortunately for us, the majority of Heroin is not glaringly autobiographical. Unfortunately, the narrative style of Smith's poetry seems to be slipping away. Standouts in this volume include "Beds", "Flowers of Manhattan", and "As for Trees". Respectively, these poems list all the different types of beds, flowers, and trees. But there is a music to them and a poignancy that pulls us out of that everyday fog we live in and makes us think of these things we wander by everyday. There is a sense of the disregarded here and an opening of that door. Several of the other more narrative poems work, but not in the same lyrical way as the non. Perhaps Mr. Smith has discovered his true forte is the novel. While the narrative poem might now feel forced, the poetic novel stands high overhead the sub-literary glop of the grocery store novel. And in today's market of glop disguised as lit, it is refreshing to know that someone out there is at least trying. Heroin falls way short of genius, but offers up enough promise to keep one hoping.
Gravelblade
Heroin, great, another drug book. I recognized Smith's name from `Poetry' so I went past the title of this collection to see if it would surpass my inhibitions. Based on the poems in this collection, I think he could write a wonderful poem about dirty laundry. I have to confess to reading more fiction than poetry on average, though I'm slowly correcting this.
Favorite poems in here- Beautyworks- curls to recapitulation, Beds- a list poem, but an excellent ode to beds, and As For Trees, variation on a list of trees. Reading through the collection again, I could select so many as favorites.
Many times when I read a poetry collection, I will flip through and read a few random poems, but Smith's collection is so readable and his voice so strong like in Fistfight, each poem is worth your attention. Almost a stream (of consciousness) that flows so well, I would follow it over a waterfall, if he kept writing. They move like Of This I Speak to No One, drawing you in close, putting an arm around your shoulder telling you something in an intimate, confessional manner.
This is easily one of my favorite books of poetry in the past year. It bears comparison with Jane Hirshfield,
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