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Sex Lives of the Poor and Obscure
David Schloss

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2001 • 96 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-350-9

A collection of poetry by David Schloss.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“David Schloss seems to be reinventing classical forms and meter (not aping them childishly, in the manner of the New Formalists), and using his newly orchestrated voice to speak profound truths on vitals issues of our day. But for all this he hasn’t lost the cool, calm lyricism of his love poems and quirky meditations on how the world happened to turn out the odd way it did.”—John Ashbery

“David Schloss’ poetry is a rich mix of experimentation and tradition, both in its method and subjects. His best poems are lucid . . . often emotionally moving without pandering to sentiment. He writes with utter sincerity and scathing irony, often within the same poem . . . a complexity brought on by the human character of his poems. The reader is both moved and enlarged. I think much of his work [compares well] to those poems of Wallace Stevens, which are companionable works of clear intelligence and breadth of consolation. He’s a poet’s poet and a sophisticated reader’s companion.”—Jon Anderson

DAVID SCHLOSS was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of a book of poems, The Beloved, and a chapbook, Legends. His work has appeared in such places as Poetry and The Paris Review as well as Best Poems and The Poetry Anthology. He is a Professor of English at Miami University and lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Kay Sloan, a novelist, and their daughter, Signe.

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