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  • Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form
  • Matthea Harvey
  • English
  • 15 August 2019
  • 9781882295265

10 thoughts on “Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form

  1. says:

    these are really beautiful poems they are playful and image heavy and inventive very pleasing to a girl whose strengthsinterests are not in poet

  2. says:

    I came to Pity after having read Sad Little Breathing Machine so my thoughts on the collection are a bit in reverse Dean Young's string of similes blurb this book astonishes me the way I am astonished by jeweled clockwork

  3. says:

    I couldn't finish it I'm sorry The author enjoyed playing with the line breaks like soAt their hems that seem to map out coastlines left farBehind the new songs are the old absurd hopes I don't understand really how one is meant to read this Coastlines left far behind? Far behind the new songs are the old absurd hopes?

  4. says:

    Matthea Harvey isn't the blushing poet shyly sliding handwritten poems in pure handwritten manuscript across the table at you And we should all be glad about that Her blocky forms and shuddering rhythms Liked it because his barks got better reactions it was Easier to sneak up on the servants steal bits of their Dinner was always served at seven though she hid her Lovers in cupboards made them tiptoe past the

  5. says:

    Because I'm futzing with my own sectioned book I'm particularly attuned to how contemporary poets use the unit of

  6. says:

    Picked this up because David Foster Wallace had it on his syllabus And because of his recommendation this part made me sadThe bath

  7. says:

    Longer ladylike poems from Matthea Still playful She uses words like hinges from one line to the next and still

  8. says:

    The title reminds me of how writers named them clunky yet beautiful olden SF novels Flow My Tears The Policeman Said; I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream; There Beneath the Silky Trees and Whelmed in Deeper Gulphs Than Me etc

  9. says:

    i have been wanting to read this b0ook foreverthe title has haunted me for years now

  10. says:

    Where ekphrasis is a happy excuse for the long plight of the non seuitur imaginings Lyrical long lined pushing pushing a progression not seen often in poetry but rather fiction It's a reminder for poets to ask themselves Am I reining in the natural lyrical lengthy progression of my Muse's hand? Here's an example of being clearly imaginative and trusting the strange hand that guides you onward regardless of the constraints of the painting t

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Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form

Scape philosophic story and dramatic monologue these poems describe a moment when somet. Matthea Harvey isn t the blushing poet shyly sliding handwritten poems in pure handwritten manuscript across the table at you And we should all be glad about that Her blocky forms and shuddering rhythms Liked it because his barks got better reactions it was Easier to sneak up on the servants steal bits of their Dinner was always served at seven though she hid her Lovers in cupboards made them tiptoe past the trellises They never lasted long because hide their own seductive coy logic an associative pattern that s honestly human among all these machine typed inhumanly compressed shapes than many a poetic scrawl in cheerful ballad stanzas The pattern fits her subjects as well close dysfunctional straight jacketed relationships sometimes terrifically one sided as in the gorgeous Frederick Courteney Selous s Letters to His Love and sometimes pushing against the disappearing human and the doubleness of identity in artistic creation as in the ekphrastic Self Portraits After Paintings by Max Beckmann Here s the first one in that seuence Double Portrait Carnival 1925I worked on usfor weeks Painted my face then yours I loved yoursmade it smile as our doubles struck silly posesMe the hapless clown you both general and horse the fore legs your legs the hind legs horsehigh heels mimicking hooves I gave you a huge hata soft grey jacket a white cravat closed your fingersaround the reins And for myself I painted a cigarettea purple suit and shiftless feet I thought I was painting youa poem of color of spotted horses and orange cuffsBut the horse had a wild eye the tent flap gapedand we stood there in disguise Carnival Double Portrait Max Beckmann and uappi 1925In each poem like in each of Beckmann s paintings identity s fractures make for great poetic play And those notes of melancholic failure Exuisitely placed following the charm of wistful ambition I thought I was painting you a poem of color Incidentally if anyone is rehabilitating the enjambed line signature to poetry ua poetry that person is Matthea Harvey Why ask for It s only her first book of poems

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Comic elegaic and always formally intricate using political allegory and painterly land. I couldn t finish it I m sorry The author enjoyed playing with the line breaks like soAt their hems that seem to map out coastlines left farBehind the new songs are the old absurd hopes I don t understand really how one is meant to read this Coastlines left far behind Far behind the new songs are the old absurd hopes Both of those phrases work for me but using the far and Behind twice and with a line break between the two words this just doesn t make for a pleasurable reading experience for meI m not rewriting the poem here because I think there s a better way or anything but just to illustrate my confusion reading throughI know it s nit picky but this is something the author did A LOT With their nose in a posy then came the stutteredExplanation was reuired if one seemed to be admiringIf I may make a running analogyOnce I saw a high school kid run a 400 meter dash in 48 seconds and change This is pretty damn fast The current Olympic record for women s 400 meter dash is in the 47 s if that can provide some context It was a sight It s been at least ten years and I still remember what the kid looked like His maroon uniform and big hair There s something to enjoy in watching a runner who is struggling crawling forward after the bear jumps on his back as we say After the rhino jumps on the bear s back After the sperm whale jumps on the rhino who jumpedyou get it There s a pride there and a strength there tooThere s also something similar yet sort of different in watching someone who runs in a way that you ll never run Who by running a lap around the track makes you sure that this is what the human body was meant to do The ease of it the simplicity In poems I prefer watching the elite athlete By that I don t mean that this or that poet is better That s a distinction I m very uninterested in outside of the track analogy In track the time is faster or it isn t In art an objective better or worse is impossible to find or at least a uestion that doesn t interest me in the leastWhat I mean by the elite athlete is the person who makes the poem feel effortless Almost teases me because I think I could write that Of course once you really start to examine it once you clock it in and do the math you figure out just how much work went into it and how woefully far away it isAnd though in movies and in life and even in running I like the dogs the Rocky Balboa s of the world who show every footfall on their faces that effort that pain in reading that step by step progress is just not my thing as a reader of poetry

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Hing marvelous and unforeseen alters the course of a single day a year or an entire lif. The title reminds me of how writers named them clunky yet beautiful olden SF novels Flow My Tears The Policeman Said I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream There Beneath the Silky Trees and Whelmed in Deeper Gulphs Than Me etc


About the Author: Matthea Harvey

Matthea Harvey is the author of three books of poetry Modern Life Sad Little Breathing Machine and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form and one children's book The Little General and the Giant Snowflake She teaches at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn