They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full

Honored as a Best Poetry Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly The book s a little crazy, packed with air quotes and brackets, jokes and condemnations, forms that explode across the page Crazily enough, it s also packed with truth NPR The voice of this third book from Bibbins is marked and numbed by the onslaught of American media and politics that saturate the InternHonored as a Best Poetry Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly The book s a little crazy, packed with air quotes and brackets, jokes and condemnations, forms that explode across the page Crazily enough, it s also packed with truth NPR The voice of this third book from Bibbins is marked and numbed by the onslaught of American media and politics that saturate the Internet, television, radio, and smartphone the way things are going, children will have to upgrade to amusing Much like advertisements or news stories vying for viewer s attention, the book intentionally overwhelms, eschewing sections the author instead differentiates the poems by repetition, creating a sort of echo chamber, similar to the way viral information cycles through social media platforms Publishers Weekly, starred review A hilarious send up of contemporary values and an alarm bell of sorts, directing attention to all that is so sinister in our civilization American Poets Whip smart and wickedly funny, They Don t Kill You is Bibbins s most authoritative and self possessed collection to date Boston ReviewThe poems in Mark Bibbins s breakthrough third book are formally innovative and socially alert Roving across the weird human landscape of modern politics, media exacerbated absurdity, and questionable social conventions, this collection counters dread with wit, chaos with clarity, and reminds us that suffering is small compared to what Mark Bibbins teaches in the graduate writing programs at The New School and Columbia University, and edits the poetry section of The Awl He lives in New York City.
They Don t Kill You Because They re Hungry They Kill You Because They re Full Honored as a Best Poetry Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly The book s a little crazy packed with air quotes and brackets jokes and condemnations forms that explode across the page Crazily enoug

  • Title: They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full
  • Author: Mark Bibbins
  • ISBN: 9781556594588
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I loved this book of poetry, which had been recommended several places. Some of them are bizarre, some are hilarious, and my poor husband had to hear several of them read aloud because I couldn't just keep them to myself.Bibbins writes with poetic commentary on the present day - terrorism, politics, fundamentalism, friendship, community. My absolutely favorite poems in this volume are a set, "Pat Robertson Transubstantiation Engine No. 1-6." Luckily they can all be read online at The Literary Re [...]

    2. Bibbins's poetry is wild and smart and very funny. If you're a lover of clear narrative or lyric poetry, poems which tell of an encounter in a doctor's waiting room, or paint the image of a young woman gracefully pushing her wheelchair through a parking lot in the rain (see Ted Kooser), these poems are not for you. Bibbins lives on the edge of traditional intelligibility. His poems are the children of Strand and Bly, Simic and Young: surreal, intuitive, inventive, and sometimes frustrating. Many [...]

    3. This book of poems made me make noises out loud. Seriously, one of the most lush, gorgeous, and gut-punching collections of words I've read in a long while. Even if you think you're not a fan of poetry, give this one a try. You have to admit this book has the best title of any that you've seen in a long while.

    4. I didn't know much about poetry; gave it a shot once, twice, made it through leaves of grass and ended up somewhere between the flowers of evil and Paris spleen. Some writers appear poetic at times, like Nietzsche, or whomever wrote the poetry-like parts in the Bible. Capital P poetry, though, it's probably something else entirely, right?In recent weeks I've discovered the little poetry books available for a few bucks used on amazon. I order one every few days. Ted Hughes, Thomas Sayers Ellis, J [...]

    5. Heard him read at #AWP14 and now I can’t get enough. He’s cheeky-smart, which is my favorite kind of smart. Also not afraid of political topics (and often mixes them with domestic images, which makes them all the more poignant). I especially appreciate the meta-study of language--spoonerisms, synesthesia, musical play. I keep reading lines I wish I had written. Some of my favorite moments:“I will happily call a wholeschool of red herrings my family.”“Autobiography is stillthe sincerest [...]

    6. This book is really inventive, and yet down to earth. Mark Bibbins knows how to turn a phrase--and the twists and turns of the imagination make reading this volume pleasurable. Containing a couple of informal "series," including one in which the poem rather than the poet takes over meaning, and another archly funny sequence in the voice of televangelist Pat Robertson, THEY DON'T KILL YOU processes through the "stuff" of contemporary life while asking eternal questions. The final poem uses the "n [...]

    7. Contemporary poetry sometimes is lacking in playfulness and humor. The poems of Mark Bibbins are playful and funny, even at their darkest and most important. Publishers Weekly chose this book as one of the best poetry books of 2014 and it's easy to see why. It has a lot to say about our age of information bombardment and is highly recommended.

    8. i feel like you should probably read a book of poems a couple times before you try to really speak on it, but i really loved this none the less. very insightful etc etc. didn't have any one poem that really gripped me like "The Devil You Don't" from his last book, but I consistently enjoyed all the poems in this book, where that one had more ups and downs.

    9. Worth the read, with interesting language, images, and things to say. I was expecting something slightly more iconoclastic and violent, but wasn't disappointed with what I found. Possibly one of the more interesting titles for any book ever written.

    10. Oh dammit! That's part of what I can say. The other part I can say is that I made a list of reasons in an undisclosed quantity of why this is a favorite. I will only share one of them with you, #15: I get to read this as much as I want for the rest of my life.

    11. "Also please to receive a friend's letter, which arrived torn open and resealed with exactly the kind of heavy-duty tape I would expect him to own.""The tiny pill of mystery""ONE BITE, one cherry, another; so many they become monstrous and unmoored.""--chomp chomp choke/ little bloodclot on the yolk -- ""too much and deathtoo little and same""When the barber puts the smock on me I become a secret with a head.""We will meet up at the balloon show with a box of pins.""I don't have anything much -- [...]

    12. eh. some of these were legit but I always got the feeling that bibbins is just the kid in the back of the class that cracks wise all the time - it's fun for a while, but sometimes i just want to listen to the teacher

    13. There are some cute lines, but overall there is a lack of fresh ideas. Some folks may like that, but given the title and reviews, I was expecting something original and thought provokingmeone had to point out that the emperor has no clothes.

    14. Poems lacked cohesion and direction. There were a few witty one liners, but the lyricism and music that one expects from poetry simply wasn't there.

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