Glass Actress

Glass Actress A new full length collection of work from the author of Getting Lucky These poems capture what it is to be alive alert in this cultural moment Denise Duhamel Nicole Steinberg s poems are the friends

  • Title: Glass Actress
  • Author: Nicole Steinberg
  • ISBN: 9781940092164
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • A new full length collection of work from the author of Getting Lucky These poems capture what it is to be alive, alert, in this cultural moment Denise Duhamel Nicole Steinberg s poems are the friends you re going to need to get by Catie Rosemurgy

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    1. Whenever someone tells me they don't like to read poetry, I try to offer up a more recent collection that surprises with its modern content, titles, and wordplay. Nicole Steinberg's Glass Actress is just that type of book—published this year, full of millennial colloquialisms, and even a reference to a Drake-themed tweet, this book is fresh. Steinberg tackles themes of body image, the death of her mother, dating, aging, and food, with stanzas that offer as much snark as they do sadness. There [...]

    2. these poems are funny. their insides spew forth such radiant sadness."My mother melts into Long island,a lite more each day. I'm on the huntfor other ways to vandalize the earth."

    3. Nicole Steinberg's second full-length, Glass Actress, is a heartbreaking document of what it means to be a woman living in the early 21st century. Steinberg's speakers grieve for lost mothers ("My mother dies and I am one less person's daughter"), struggle with body image ("When is the next time I can eat salad? Can I get / a salad on the side? Let salad destroy your life"), and deal with worthless men ("Nice butt, the charming sir / on the rickety bicycle says"). There's a biting humor througho [...]

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