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ANNUS HORRIBILIS

Dark and sardonic, ANNUS HORRIBILIS is a chapbook of nine, sonnet-like poems that follow the 2016 election, inauguration and aftermath in real time.

12 pages, 6" x 8", $7.50. Available from www.lulu.com.



 

In Passing

Written over the course of a year, the poems of   "In Passing" capture details of daily life, small moments that pass by fleetingly.

Available using PayPal or credit card. $9.99 plus $.99 shipping. 35 pages, 6 x 9 ".

 

SORRY

Filled with comic remorse, the anti-hero in these poetic apologies tries to come clean
for almost everything: Las Vegas, modern art,
partying, the millennium, nostalgia—not to mention books, happiness, politics,
and even sleeping.


Available using PayPal or credit card. Each book in the series of three is $7 plus $.99 shipping. 20 pp, 2.5" x 3.5 ".
Boxed set of all three: $18.






THINK THE WORST

Offering an antidote to a bright future, THINK THE WORST gives us "Tales of the Catastrophist": the black-comedy musings of an unlucky, unworthy survivor of the 21st century.

Available using PayPal or credit card. $4.95 plus $.99 shipping. 22 pages, 2.5 x 3.5", pocket size, three color illustrations.

 



OOPS

In this special mini-edition, reminiscent of a palm-sized prayer book, Brit-Brit with her fast life and hard times is viewed as victim and savior, as a cultural icon and skewed lens on America's media craziness.

Available using PayPal or credit card. $4.95 plus $.99 shipping. 20 pages, 2.5 x 3.5", pocket size.

 


THE BIG BOOK OF WHY

As Marx queried, What is to be done?

In poems that range from melancholic to mocking,

THE BIG BOOK OF WHY tries to answer some of the 21st century's looming questions by rummaging through cultural detritus for clues.

Weighing in are a Detroit body-bagger, Robert DeNiro's housekeeper, and Adela Legaretta Rivas, "struck by a white Datsun one morning in April"--as well as a motley cast including hapless candidates, apartment dwellers, and
aria-singing subway riders.


 



potato chips
for dinner

collected poems
1984 - 2004

 

Rotation

Say a potato chip truck overturns, spilling bags
of chips
across the highway.

Some drivers stop to guiltily pick up a few, smiling:

Potato chips for dinner.

How many of them will wake
in the middle of the night
and go into the living room
to sit and stare, wondering

if the darkened house has somehow changed its axis?



BIO

Gary Duehr has taught poetry and writing for institutions including Boston University, Lesley University, and Tufts University. His MFA is from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop.

In 2001 he received an NEA Poetry Fellowship, and he has also received grants and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the LEF Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Journals in which his poems have appeared include Agni, American Literary Review, Chiron Review, Cottonwood, Hawaii Review, Hotel Amerika, Iowa Review, North American Review, and Southern Poetry Review.

His books of poetry include SORRY (Grisaille Press, 2012), In Passing (Grisaille Press, 2011), THE BIG BOOK OF WHY (Cobble Hill Books, 2008), Potato Chips for Dinner (Cobble Hill Books, 2004), Beautiful Bullets (Cobble Hill Books, 2003), Winter Light (Four Way Books, 1999) and Where Everyone Is Going To (St. Andrews College Press, 1999).

He has also published the chapbooks Think the Worst (Cobble Hill Books 2009), Oops (Cobble Hill Books 2008), Connie Stevens Is Flying Over the Pacific Ocean (Pudding House, 2002), In the Bar Apocalypse Now (Ibbetson Street Press, 2002), and Between Things (Pudding House, 2000).

 

BOOKS

His poetry books are available from Printed Matter, New York; Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Harvard Square, Cambridge; Porter Square Books in Porter Square, Somerville; and from the author at 9 Oliver Street, Somerville, MA 02145. Prices include shipping.

The following books are also available from amazon.com:

Winter Light (63 pp.), $12.95.

Where Everyone Is Going To (53 pp.), $11.00.

Between Things (28 pp.), $8.95.