Poetry. GOD WAS RIGHT collects poems that take the form of arguments, essays, and letters. The title poem argues that God was right to make us love cats (and then watch them die); another categorizes the way women like to be kissed; one proposes a sex ed that takes into account persuasion and pleasure; another argues men should write bad poetry; a letter tries to make friendship about love; a five-paragraph essay tries to disarm heartbreak via analysis; etc. These poems/essays are hyperbolic attempts to write something adequate to a feeling.
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Diana Hamilton is the author of three books—GOD WAS RIGHT (Ugly Duckling Presse), THE AWFUL TRUTH (Golias Books), and Okay, Okay (Truck Books) —and four chapbooks. She writes poetry, fiction, and criticism about style, crying, shit, kisses, dreams, fainting, writing, and re-reading. You can walk through audio recordings of her dreams in the first-person shooter by Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford, Diana Hamilton's Dreams (Gauss PDF). Her poetry and critical writing have also appeared (or are forthcoming) in Works Off Paper (The Printed Room at SALTS), Art in America, Triangle House, Frieze, The Believer, Amodern, Tender, Revue svetovej literatúry, Lambda Literary, Social Text Journal, Bomb, and Prelude, among others. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, and she currently works as the Director of Baruch College's Writing Center.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA