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Tony Hoagland
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Hoagland, Tony, Donkey Gospel, Graywolf Press, 1998.

The poems in Hoagland's second full-length collection
deal primarily with the male desire for sexual
prowess and machismo, while at the same time trying
to deal with issues such as homosexuality, feminism,
and other contemporary concerns. The poet's
sexually explicit language in this collection is not for
the easily offended.





—, "On Disproportion," in Poets Teaching Poets: Self and the World, edited by Gregory Orr and Ellen Bryant Voigt, University of Michigan Press, 1996.

In this collection of sixteen essays by contemporary
poets, subjects range from a defense of the lyric form
to Sylvia Plath's bees. Hoagland's contribution is
helpful in understanding poetry created from seemingly
disparate angles, thus, disproportionate, but not
negatively so.




—, Sweet Ruin, University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.

Hoagland's first collection is highly autobiographical
and centers around his father's quest to ruin his
own marriage by committing adultery. But, the poems
also...


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