Further Problems with Pleasure

Sandra Simonds

Pages: 72

Size: 6 x 9


“If Coleridge, Plath, Ovid, and Celan started a love commune where they built a manifesto Molotov cocktail out of the pastoral, eros, blank verse, and kitsch: it would be this book. A true original, thrilling in her brash complex feminism and virtuosic in sound and line, Simonds writes of the lives and desires trod upon by late capitalism and poetry.”

—Carmen Giménez Smith, 2015 Akron Poetry Prize judge

About the author

Sandra Simonds is the author of several collections of poetry including Steal It Back (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012) and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). Her poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2014 and 2015. She is a professor of English and humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.


Read a review of Further Problems with Pleasure on Jacket2

Florida Review- https://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/article/love-itself-can-be-dangerous/

The Devil Strip- https://medium.com/the-devil-strip/further-problems-with-pleasure-ua-press-bounces-back-with-akron-poetry-prize-winner-sandra-simonds-68695d8d9a87


Additional information


Akron Series in Poetry


Sandra Simonds


feminist poetry; modern poetry; female poet; women empowerment; female desire; female sexuality; capitalist society; modern america; economics; politics; political poetry

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