It's Not You, It's Me

The Poetry of Breakup
Author(s): Jerry Williams
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Dec 27, 2011
Product Number: EB00385642
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781468304336
Publisher: ABRAMS (Ignition)
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"This may be an anthology for anyone who's been broken-hearted, but it's not an anthology for anyone who's faint-hearted . . . Superb" (Entertainment Weekly). It's Not You, It's Me is a poetry anthology—at once amusing, angry, sweet, and bitter—that gives a fresh voice to the all-too-familiar experience of ending a relationship. Williams has compiled over ninety poems by contemporary writers including Denis Johnson and Kim Addonizio, as well as former poets laureate Robert Hass, Maxine Kumin, and Mark Strand, whose comforting and healing words dragged him out of his breakup-induced depression. We have all been through a breakup, but these poems have created an art out of heartbreak: sharing their wisdom on the pain of the flip side of romance, and poking fun at the mess we become at the mercy of love. "This collection . . . 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." —The New York Times "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." —Lemon Drop Literary