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Donkey Gospel

Tony Hoagland
In his second collection of poems, Hoagland's generous effervescence and a jujitsu cleverness sparkle through line after line confronting negotiation and compromise, gender and culture, sex and rock music, sons and lovers, truth and beauty, and so forth. From the boy who speaks only in "Kung Fu" dialogue to the guy who visits a lesbian bar and sees his mother, this often funny and always thoughtful book of poems offers fresh, surprisingly frank meditations on the credentials for contemporary manhood.

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Tony Hoagland's breakout second poetry collection, winner of the James Laughlin Award

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Tony  Hoagland
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Tony Hoagland is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God, Application for Release from the Dream and What Narcissism Means to Me, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of two collections of essays, Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays and Real Sofistikashun: Essays on Poetry and Craft. He teaches at the University of Houston and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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