My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again

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University of Pittsburgh Press
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5.24 X 8.74 X 0.26 inches | 0.23 pounds
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About the Author
Daisy Fried is the author of She Didn't Mean to Do It, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. She has received the Cohen Award for poetry from Ploughshares, a Pushcart Prize, and the Leeway Award for Excellence in poetry. Fried has been a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and a Pew Fellow in poetry. Currently the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence at Smith College, she lives in Northampton, MA, and Philadelphia.
Fried's poems are filled with life. When they come up with prose even half as spiky and direct and anything like as free of convention and cliche as Fried's journalistic verse, I will be among the first to express my relief.-- "The Constant Critic"
Fried's vivacious sophomore effort is a breath of pure oxygen for the serious, politically engaged, unpretentious free-verse storytelling so popular in American poetry a generation ago and in eclipse since. Winningly personal, the poems are nevertheless artful, with a light touch to balance their heavy subjects of social and racial injustice.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Lyrical, pertinent, compelling, Daisy Fried's new book is firmly centered in urban American life, a center the poet uses to contemplate nothing less than the contemporary human condition. No poem is less than specific, creating its own narrative implying much beyond its margins, yet each is self-contained in elegant structure. This is a book about political awakening in the largest sense, where wit convinces in the place of dogma.-- "Marilyn Hacker"
Fried is going to have one helluva career. She is precisely the kind of poet that dozens, if not hundreds, of other poets wish they were . . . Her second book is filled with poems startling in their vividness, their intelligence & their execution.-- "Sillimanis Blog"
Daisy Fried's poetry is fluid and quicksilver as life seen close up. Here is an original voice: provocative, poignant, and often very funny.-- "Joyce Carol Oates"
Daisy Fried does the gum-cracking teen who dominated your last train ride with her cell phone, she does the desolate young women who have tried on lives and found they won't come off, she does the fortyish philosopher. She turns on her characters and on herself an objectivity at once brilliant and kind, shrewd and amused. Streetwise and unembarrassed and broken-hearted, her poems bring us a world so vivid and dense we would be glad for that gift alone: but then she lifts it for us, she makes it sing.-- "James Richardson"
The satirical tone here is delicious and the social observation is shrewd.-- "Poetry Magazine"
Daisy Fried is one not to miss on the poetry scene. Her second collection is evocative and fresh, its poems the kind to provoke and embarras the elders. . . . Displays a voice so original and precise that one wants to read what she's reading and, of course, what she's writing. Her art has room to fly in the face of what's expected and acceptable.-- "The Georgia Review"