Ideal Cities

Ideal Cities

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"These poems are so generous, so bright and sharp, so funny and winning, they feel immense."
--Paul Guest



"Erika Meitner is the new voice of intelligent and emotional poems. Good for poetry. Good for poetry lovers. Good for the rest of us, too."
-- Nikki Giovanni



Exploring themes of pregnancy, motherhood, ancestry, and life in the borderline slums of Washington, DC, the richly felt and adroit poetry of Erika Meitner's Ideal Cities moves, mesmerizes, and delights. The work of an important emerging voice in contemporary American poetry--a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series Prize as selected by Paul Guest--Ideal Cities gloriously perpetuates NPS's long-standing tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from lesser-known poets.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 45.36g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Collins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061995185
  • 9780061995187
  • 1,735,869

Review quote

The poems in Erika Meitner's Ideal Cities are road maps, blueprints, dollhouses, dioramas.....Meitner's poetry isn't afraid of history and personal histories. Her voice is smart, sassy, and savvy. Her ideal poems are built with mortar and quirkily astounding metaphors--Denise Duhamel
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Exploring themes of pregnancy, motherhood, ancestry, and life in the borderline slums of Washington, DC, the richly felt and adroit poetry of Erika Meitner's Ideal Cities moves, mesmerizes, and delights. The work of an important emerging voice in contemporary American poetry--a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series Prize as selected by Paul Guest--Ideal Cities gloriously perpetuates NPS's long-standing tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from lesser-known poets.
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Rating details

86 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 36% (31)
4 41% (35)
3 14% (12)
2 8% (7)
1 1% (1)
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