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Honey and Junk


Dana Goodyear (Author)


A wry and dark debut of sharply compressed lyrics by a precocious new voice in poetry.

These powerful poems are like wrecked pastorals whose narrator seeks temporary pleasure in wit, form, rhyme, or the borrowed weekend house. Inching toward consolation in the face of sudden loss, the poet examines the reconfigured world. The elegies are like conversations overheard or recounted dreams: full of portent and mystery.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2006
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32903-2
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 80 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Despite Goodyear’s gift for wordplay, she is at base not a poet of revenge but one of loss and love—of sentiment frozen by insight. . . . Honey and Junk packs a terrific punch.” — New York Times

“Haunted, ruthless, tender—scary-cool and edgy-smart. . . . The most breathtaking debut in years!” — J. D. McClatchy

“With talent this apparent, the heart will always have room for more from [Goodyear].” — St. Louis Today

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