Valerie Loveland (valerieloveland) wrote,
Valerie Loveland

Catherine Wagner's Miss America

Catherine Wagner's poems are not the most understandable, but I liked them a lot. Her phrases are funny. She mixes types of speech and tones in a pleasing way. I want to find more of her books, and also get my own copy of this one because I borrowed this copy from the library. I also feel like I need to spend more time with these poems to understand them.

The line and stanza breaks were not orderly, which suited the tone and construction of the poems. The titles were often poems in a series (magazine titles, or a title with a number after it).

My favorites in the book (I couldn't find any of these online! I found a lot of her poems, which are worth checking out.):

White Man Poems
A Poem for Sears Roebuck
This Land is Your Land
A Poem for Poets & Writers
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