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Ka-Ching!

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Ka-Ching!

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Denise Duhamel
publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
genre:
Fiction, Poetry

We gave it an A

Verse Things Verse: What better poetry for the current economic period than Denise Duhamel’s hymns to money, ATMs, her IRA ? accounts, the Treasury, gambling…and Sean Penn?

Sample Lines: ”I still see the poet in you, Sean Penn/ You probably think fans like me are your penance…”

Bottom Line: Learn and have fun while you read: Using prose poems, ?sonnets, sestinas, and other forms in Ka-Ching!, Duhamel is a wily technician, a touching humanist, a poet ? deserving stardom. A