George Washington: Poems

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$25.95  $24.13
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
6.4 X 0.5 X 8.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781631491009
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About the Author
Adam Fitzgerald is a writer, director, filmmaker, and content creator whose work has been recognized with an Emmy Nomination, "Critic's Picks" from The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, TimeOut Chicago and TimeOut New York, "Best of the Year" nods in The Advocate Magazine and The Contra Costa Times, a Jeff Award Nomination, and San Francisco Bay Area Critics Award nominations. His writing has been published by the Huffington Post and Thomson Reuters Foundation & Openly and his short film, Occupy Me (director/writer) has been viewed more than one million times on YouTube. Adam directed RESISTANCE RADIO for Man in the High Castle (Amazon Studios) which was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy Award and received two Silver and three Bronze Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and the short film Dividends, which won "Best Director" at the New York Film Awards.
Reviews
This book is a major crossing, the poet steps lightly on loads of tingly crap like the apocalyptically organized photos of Andreas Gursky or Hart Crane's intentionality in a whole new place. No one understands postmodernity better than Jersey boy prelate Adam Fitzgerald who stands tall and grounded as a poet of heart, and excess: cries visionary Madonna tears without irony because the monuments on his riverbanks though toxic and hallucinatory now weep fortitude; even prayer.--Eileen Myles
If there are no ideas but in things, Fitzgerald's 'things' have gotten out of hand: trademarked, shrink-wrapped, mass-produced, including memory itself, which has become a market-engineered, instantly retrievable 'thing' called nostalgia. Fitzgerald voraciously returns to the 90s, when there was just enough technology and everyone hung out at the mall and America had a budget surplus before its precipitous decline. George Washington is as lurid as a neon Trapper Keeper, relentless and completely frightening; an astonishing read.--Cathy Park Hong
The cadences in George Washington are meticulously, rigorously controlled. The energy comes from the conflict between the shining wit, the wry observation, the gorgeous phrasing and the need to remain rooted, true, tactful and in the American grain. On display we find a most interesting sensibility--troubled, amused, laconic, playful--plus a poet in possession of a very serious gift.--Colm Tóibín
George Washington, Adam Fitzgerald's anticipated new collection, journeys with confident speed past the moment of inception for any given poem. Whoever--father or lover--died happened outside the frame of these virtuosic poems. A fury of lists, names, places, from literary figures to TV stations, replaces biography and becomes experience. The graveyard is now the Courtyard Marriot. Elegy is buried inside the days and despite all that reappears, 'You don't come back. . . . We welcome them without you.' These exponentially expansive poems formally hold their grief at a distance between Mary Mother of God and The Empire Strikes Back. Fitzgerald's 'sedentary grammars' and 'interior graphics' live exquisitely underground. This is stunning poetry.--Claudia Rankine