How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away with It

How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away with It

Juniper Prize for Poetry

by Lara Egger

Published by: University of Massachusetts Press

88 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.40 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781625345714
  • Published: April 2021

$16.95

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Wrestling with desire, shame, and the complications of attempting to resist one’s own nature, How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away with It offers a tragicomic tour of a heart in midlife crisis. Populated by unruly angels, earthbound astronauts, xylophones, wordplay, and glitter glue, these wildly associative poems transform the world line by line, image by image. Part confessional, part kitsch, and often self-deprecating, this debut collection offers an honest and tender exploration of love’s necessary absurdity. Lara Egger asks: Who put the end in crescendo, the over in lover? Are metaphors always reliable witnesses? Why does the past sleep with us when we hope the person beside us is the future?