Widening Income Inequality

Frederick Seidel
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Cutting and brilliant new poetry from master controversialist Frederick Seidel - now in paperback.

Seidel is the great controversialist of American poetry. Dubbed a 'transgressive adventurer,' a 'demonic gentleman,' a 'triumphant outsider,' a 'great poet of innocence,' and 'an example of the dangerous Male of the Species', his sly, witty and wide-eyed poems seem earnest one moment and flippant the next, and will see him rotating his caustic fire from high-society cocktail parties to street-level poverty, genocide to Obamacare, New York to Syria. He's never more than a turn-line from humour, and it is often when he is at his funniest that he is also at his most shocking.

The Independent said of his last collection: 'There is no contemporary poet writing in English as witty, as shrewd, as touching and as debonair as Frederick Seidel. That's a lot of praise, but he surely merits it.'

Widening Income Inequality, Seidel's new collection, is a rhymed magnificence of sexual, historical, and cultural exuberance. Rarely has poetry been this dapper, or this dire, or this true.

Author bio:

Frederick Seidel was born in St Louis and lives in New York City. His previous books of poems include Final Solutions, Sunrise, These Days, Poems 1959-1979, My Tokyo, Going Fast, The Cosmos Poems, Life on Earth, Area Code 212, The Cosmos Trilogy and Selected Poems. His most recent collection was Nice Weather (2013). He received the PEN/Voelker Award for Poetry in 2002.

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571330713
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Poetry
Pub Date: November 2017
Page Extent: 128
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Poetry by individual poets

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