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Smokes
Susan Wheeler




Four Way
1998 • 72 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry

$12.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-19-1



“Often a dance of malapropism, jarring surrealist and pop imagery, violent pastiche and merciless non sequiturs, Wheeler's second book falls somewhere between John Ashbery and... [continued in Reviews below]”—Publisher's Weekly

Reviews / Endorsements

"Often a dance of malapropism, jarring surrealist and pop imagery, violent pastiche and merciless non sequiturs, Wheeler's second book falls somewhere between John Ashbery and Charles Bernstein in its high-end schtick appropriation and baroque, metaphysical strains...The book's desire to astound, contort, pervert and yet sing at all turns makes it a singular delight."—Publisher's Weekly

Smokes contains elegies, poems of urban and domestic angst, alments, invectives, cakewalks, struts. It's very much of the moment, but it is also a deeply literary book." —Robert Hass

Awards/Recognition:

Winner of the Four Way Books Award Series in Poetry, selected by Robert Hass.


SUSAN WHEELER is on the faculty of the MFA program in creative writing at The New School for Social Research. She lives in New York City. She has received a Pushcart Prize and two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts; her first poetry collection, Bag 'o' Diamonds (Georgia, 1993) was chosen by James Tate to receive the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry.



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