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Matthea Harvey's 'Tabloids' mashes word pictures with imaginative art
Matthea Harvey's 'Tabloids' mashes word pictures with imaginative art

True story: A teenager saw me with Matthea Harvey's new book of poems as I sat with it in a café and asked if she could look at it. She was the scowly sort, angry tattoo on her shoulder, who I thought was going to ask me if I had a cigarette; not, offhand, the type who maybe cares much about modern American poetry. I do, though, and if you care about modern American poetry you care about Matthea Harvey. Her first collection, "Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form," put us all on notice, first with its name — still holding the crown for Most Delicious Poetry Collection Title to Say Out Loud, despite challengers like "Why the House Is Made...

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