Funny (Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry) (Paperback)

By Jennifer Michael Hecht

University of Wisconsin Press, 9780299214043, 89pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2005

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A tour de force, Funny is a stunning masterpiece of poetic, as well as philosophic and comic, invention. It creates a musing world, where the issues are philosophical but the focus is always on people, on our most private ways of balancing our accounts. The poems are psychological; tender and humane, and somehow ruthless. This is poetry that swarms with ideas, that revels in rhythmic intricacy and literary references, but is also clear as a bell, and tells marvelous stories.