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Love and Other Poems

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472157171

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 1st February 2022

Genre: Literature & Literary Studies / Poetry

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‘It fizzes like a just-opened bottle of soda. It sprints like the Beatles running through a train station. It talks a mile a minute like a person swept away in the druggy lunacy of a serious crush… There have been moments when, for me, its effervescence has failed to rhyme with the despondency of these days. But far more often, Love and Other Poems has felt like a long-awaited remedy’ New York Times

Love and Other Poems is full of praise for the world we live in.

Taking time as an overarching structure – specifically, the twelve months of the year – Alex Dimitrov elevates the everyday, and speaks directly to the reader as if the poem were a phone call or a text message. From the personal to the cosmos, the moon to New York City, the speaker is convinced that love is ‘our best invention’. Dimitrov never resists joy, even in despair. These poems are curious about who we are as people and shamelessly interested in hope.

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'A highly pleasurable, heavily Frank O'Hara-influenced collection in love with moments and New York City and the aesthetics of cyclical ephemerality, full of exuberance and wistfulness, longing and joy'
New York Times
Full of fierce astonishment
O, The Oprah Magazine
If hope were an object, it would be Alex Dimitrov's Love and Other Poems
It's the kind of surprise that makes you smile and nod, like catching a glimpse of the full moon in the middle of the day
BOMB Magazine
In this affecting collection, his most fully achieved thus far, Dimitrov provides the reader with a needed celebration of pleasures
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Love and Other Poems has felt like a long-awaited remedy
New York Times