Its Not You Its Me

by Jerry Williams

Overlook Press | August 29, 2012 | Hardcover

Not yet rated | write a review
A touching, angry, and hilarious anthology of the many facets of ruptured romance

With breakup and divorce rates so high in the United States, who wouldn't want to read an eclectic volume of poems on the subject? Therapeutic and transformative, edgy yet sincere, enlightening, wideranging, female and male, gay and straight, innocent and guilty, It's Not You, It's Me: The Poetry of Breakup incorporates work from as many different perspectives as possible in order to explore the exquisite pain of heartbreak. Such top-shelf contributors as National Book Award finalist Kim Addonizio, bestselling author Denis Johnson, former poet laureate Mark Strand, Edward Hirsch, Maxine Kumin, David Lehman, and many others proudly offer up their wisdom on the various pains (and humors) of heartbreak. In this stunning collection, readers will not find false hope, but the real hope of genuine sympathy in love, hate, fury, and recuperation.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 176 pages, 7.9 × 5.75 × 0.65 in

Published: August 29, 2012

Publisher: Overlook Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1590202821

ISBN - 13: 9781590202821

Found in: Fiction and Literature

save 89%

  • Out of stock online

$2.00  ea

Online Price

$18.50 List Price

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Its Not You Its Me

by Jerry Williams

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 176 pages, 7.9 × 5.75 × 0.65 in

Published: August 29, 2012

Publisher: Overlook Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1590202821

ISBN - 13: 9781590202821

From the Publisher

A touching, angry, and hilarious anthology of the many facets of ruptured romance

With breakup and divorce rates so high in the United States, who wouldn't want to read an eclectic volume of poems on the subject? Therapeutic and transformative, edgy yet sincere, enlightening, wideranging, female and male, gay and straight, innocent and guilty, It's Not You, It's Me: The Poetry of Breakup incorporates work from as many different perspectives as possible in order to explore the exquisite pain of heartbreak. Such top-shelf contributors as National Book Award finalist Kim Addonizio, bestselling author Denis Johnson, former poet laureate Mark Strand, Edward Hirsch, Maxine Kumin, David Lehman, and many others proudly offer up their wisdom on the various pains (and humors) of heartbreak. In this stunning collection, readers will not find false hope, but the real hope of genuine sympathy in love, hate, fury, and recuperation.

About the Author

JERRY WILLIAMS teaches creative writing at Marymount Manhattan College. He is also the author of the collections of poems Casino of the Sun and Admission. His poetry and nonfiction have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, Pleiades, and many other journals. He lives in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

"A fine new anthology...featuring terrific poets...Williams is as good a prose writer as he is a poet. Get hold of this guy's stuff and read it." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Jerry Williams, has had some experience with romantic disappointment, as he details in his slightly painful introduction...This collection is split into three sections - 'One Foot Out the Door,' 'In the Middle of the Storm' and 'The Aftermath' - and it gathers many of the poems that have helped Williams (a poet himself, with two books to his name) through his rooms of anguish over the years. Happily, they're pretty great." - PaperCuts

"In It's Not You, It's Me: The Poetry of Breakup today's big contemporary poets make breaking up and even divorce sound painfully beautiful. You'll want to read with a box of tissues, a pint of chocolate ice cream and sappy love songs playing in the background." - Lemondrop