Adult Swim by Heather HartleyAdult Swim by Heather Hartley

Adult Swim

byHeather Hartley

Paperback | February 3, 2016

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HEATHER HARTLEY is the author of Knock Knock and Paris editor at Tin House magazine. Her poems, essays, and interviews have appeared on or in PBS NewsHour, The Guardian, and The Literary Review, among others. She has presented writers at Shakespeare & Company Bookshop, Paris, and her monthly column about literary Paris, “Apéritif,” app...
Title:Adult SwimFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:088748607X

ISBN - 13:9780887486074

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Table of Contents

IWhen all your friends are sea urchins
“Everything tastes better with bacon”
Some Benefits of Chewing
Patrician Pleasures
The Haberdashery of the Missing E
That baby with a top hat & cigar
Toward Some Leaning Near the Radio & Those Waves
To a Friend in a Strange City
If you can read thisIIPool Rules
the King’s Party
This Was Where It Was
On Several Desires & Entreaties At Once
Ode to My Right Tennis Shoe in Montparnasse
Dear Vallejo
Jules & moi
Lifting SpoonsIII I remember driftwood
What I liked best was the log flume &—
Fragments for a Surgeon
This Was Paris, France, And This Then Was Now
Here, Even the Dogs Smoke
Give Me Your Hand
In the Salon of Madame Miklós Radnóti
“I was a girl in Hungary”
On a One-Way Street in Debrecen IVYou, unusual among fish, live in no aquaria
Caffè Ristretto, with Amnesia
Every time you leave, the basil plant dies
Nine Lives in Ten or Eleven Lines
The Vesuvius, envious
Chaos Is a Verb Here VWho Will Provide Me With A Copious Fountain
Toward That Sweet Nest Where I Remained, Though Parting
Ah, At Least Delay By An Hour Or Two Your Going Forth
I Do Not Envy You, O Holy Angels
Those Stars Whose Light Has Been So Impressed
And Just As You Take Solace
To Course Across More Kindly Waters Now
While In My Heart, I Feel the Sweetness Of It Yet

Editorial Reviews

“One part mermaid, one part flâneur, the voices of Adult Swim celebrates orther-com. Heather Hartley's organic, intimate collection pairs the seduction of transgression with the rigor of argument. Can champagne wash away the taste of chemo? Can we tap-dance away insomnia? Her image-rich landscapes range from Budapest to Paris, from Naples to Pittsburgh, and from the mythological to the contemporary. These irresistible poems invite us to sniff "the nape of a Friday's neck." Come closer, and breathe deep.”—Sandra Beasley