Mushrooms and stamens and pollinating bees all bursting from a mans briefs this new collection of poetry by dorianne laux the book of men coming out in february 2011 is as seductive and enticing a literary treat as one has come to expect from one of americas most delicious poets. The book of men poems hardcover endorsements reviews lauxs superb language and use of metaphor read as insightful and effortless time out new york laux at her best shes witty engaging and candidechoes of whitman are everywhere in the book of men both whitman and laux are profoundly democratic poets. Laux writes gritty tough lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the west today philip levine the narrative poems in dorianne lauxs fifth collection charge through the summer of love where vietnam casts a long shadow and into the present day where she compassionately paints the smoky bars graffiti and addiction of urban life. Get this from a library the book of men poems dorianne laux a collection of poems by dorianne laux that explore themes related to love war and urban culture. In this same poem eilbert refers to my book of men which may and or may not be indictus as i try to think about poetic approaches to gendered trauma the book of men is a phrase a name for a genre that i keep returning to with excitement and trepidation
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