Ooga-Booga by Frederick Seidel

From the winner of the PEN/Voelker Award, poems of love, terror, rage, and desire. Here I am, not a practical man, But clear-eyed in my contact lenses, Following no doubt a slightly different line than the others, Seeking sexual pleasure above all else, Despairing of art and of life, Seeking protection from death by seeking it On a racebike, finding release and belief on two wheels . . . --from "The Death of the Shah" The poems in Ooga-Booga are about a youthful slave owner and his aging slave, and both are the same man. This is the tenderest, most savage collection yet from Frederick Seidel, "the most frightening American poet ever" (Calvin Bedient, Boston Review).

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The 1832nd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)

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Ooga-Booga: Poems Paperback 17198425 $18.86 $7.51 2007
Ooga-Booga: Poems by Frederick Seidel (2007-10-30) Paperback 11873127 $10.79 $6.96
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Ooga-Booga: Poems Hardcover 632714 $30.58 $7.95 2006