Monogamy Songs

Monogamy Songs

Gregory Sherl / Oct 22, 2020

Monogamy Songs Monogamy Songs is some kind of new beast Maybe it s a memoir Or a book of prose poems Or maybe those poems are really mini snapshots of true horny heartbroken frustrated medicated nervous passio

  • Title: Monogamy Songs
  • Author: Gregory Sherl
  • ISBN: 9781892061430
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Monogamy Songs is some kind of new beast Maybe it s a memoir Or a book of prose poems Or maybe those poems are really mini snapshots of true, horny, heartbroken, frustrated, medicated, nervous, passionate, jealous, sweaty domesticity Sherl s language in this book is spiked and unguarded, sometimes in shocking ways It s also breathtakingly beautiful Monogamy Songs iMonogamy Songs is some kind of new beast Maybe it s a memoir Or a book of prose poems Or maybe those poems are really mini snapshots of true, horny, heartbroken, frustrated, medicated, nervous, passionate, jealous, sweaty domesticity Sherl s language in this book is spiked and unguarded, sometimes in shocking ways It s also breathtakingly beautiful Monogamy Songs is the most personal book so far by this exciting young writer Being in love is finding a person to be lonely through, and when that person goes to the hospital, stuffing that hole of loneliness with a ball of bright red construction paper I m dying, you ll say, with the paper everywhere, stuck with sweat to the walls where you fucked someone else, taped to the bottom of the bathtub Gregory Sherl s Monogamy Songs is a book of lies Everything is a lie, even this And it s one of the truest books I ve read Zachary SchomburgGregory Sherl is the author of two poetry collections The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail and Heavy Petting, as well as the chapbooks I Have Touched You and Last Night Was Worth Talking About His writing has appeared in Pank, The Los Angeles Review, The Good Men Project, Columbia Poetry Review, NAP, New Delta Review, and many other publications He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

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      • Gregory Sherl

        Gregory Sherl is a novelist and poet His debut novel, The Future for Curious People, will be released by Algonquin Books on September 2nd, 2014 It has been translated into five languages.He is also the author of three poetry collections, including The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail, shortlisted for the 2012 Believer Poetry Award and a semifinalist for Best Poetry in the 2012 Choice Awards.


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    1. I've been a big Sherl fan ever since getting unexpectedly sucked into his first book, the now-rare and sought-after I Have Touched You (Dark Sky). This, his 4th book in a pretty short time frame, is his most personal work. As the publisher, you might think I'm biased, but I really do think this is one of the best breakup books ever. In fact, it cuts so close to the bone, there were times when Greg wanted to cancel the publication. I had to assure him that this was an important book and that read [...]


    2. Monogamy Songs is 2 sides (a and b) of sherlness at its best. Song samples, take them as tracks, select lines from a Vicodin sea of memorable ones:Track 1 - "Touching makes the morning come quicker."Track 2 - "There's no reason to care about the weather when there are roofs."Track 3 - "What is so magical about a marker?"Track 4 - "When I am not writing poems, I am breaking backs."Track 5 - "This book is a sing-along poem."Track 6 - "At McDonalds I always try to supersize my gravatas."Track 7 - " [...]


    3. TOP SHELF review. First appeared in the January, 24, 2013 edition of The MonitorThe Unbearable Lightness of Valium and OCDGregory Sherl’s poetry is startling, full of disjointed, exciting and heartbreaking images. Distilling vulnerability, depression, sexuality and ennui, his chapbooks and collections give poignant voice to a whole generation of pop-culture-obsessed, cereal-swilling, unmoored young men. Critics have begun to sit up and take notice.In his latest collection, Monogamy Songs, Sher [...]


    4. bought this from the poet after hearing him read at a well umm poetry reading lol I dont know if I would have liked it if I had picked it up before I heard him. Now, I hear his voice as I read, and it's sexy as hell ;) I had to read it quickly, a quick shot of wow and WTF! and man I just wanna give this guy a hug, but he says half the things he writes are lies, but then turns around and says he's lying about that too! Gotta love it :) Going back and rereading the book, marking out lines where Im [...]


    5. Each poem in this book is like a little supermarket full of really good things, all crowded with shoppers and people giving samples of BBQ sauce and beer and pharmaceuticals, but Godzilla is always looming, like you know he is over major Asian cities, or lurking in the water somewhere, and so I finished the book with one eye open and the other held shut with a paperclip. I felt like I felt when I used to hear my parents fighting in the next room, and then the next day when they were happier and [...]


    6. Post-confessional; prose poetry; stream-of-consciousness. All are difficult fields, fraught with the mediocre. Combining the three is a difficult task, prone to the insipid and the insincere brand of navel-gazing that can keep dangerously close quarters with those who would freely mix the contemporary into their work. Sherl largely avoids this, dragging the reader through page after page of beautiful language and thought cut by the trite and the dishonest, the two sides of his pseudo-memoir bala [...]


    7. Gregory Sherl taught me that you don't have to be good at poetry to write a poem.Reminds me of being strung out on Valium, tense, anxious, horny, sick. A stream of conscious, just say words and maybe one day they'll be pretty.Sherl leads us through prose that are littered with disjointed things, lovers, lots of lovers, drugs and lyrical references and disappointment that his rap career didn't take off.


    8. The best part of this little book is its genre bending nature -- part poem, part narrative, part meditation -- it fed that part of me that is always craving something a little bit different. My biggest complaint was that the first person narration was just self-involved enough to make me feel like I wasn't in the narrator's skin as much as sitting on the couch listening to him.


    9. Immerse yourself in Monogamy Songs, but be prepared to know and feel too much.(My full review appears on Glorified Love Letters.)


    10. This is the kind of poetry that you read and think "well, that doesn't sound hard and is this really poetry" and then you're like "omg this is brilliant." A funny and honest account of mental illness and heartbreak, all in prose poem form.


    11. A stirring series of prose poems that articulate nuances of sex, depression and heartache. Beautiful and harsh at the same time.



    12. not as good as the oregon trail is the oregon trail.did make me consider sending a lot of emails to my exesexesxesesesesses




    13. i finished reading this in two sittings. and what i know, for sure, about Gregory Sherl, is that i never want to be finished reading Gregory Sherl.


    14. Serial abuser Gregory Sherl writes stories about how he sees the world from his side of the abuse. Don't buy this book, don't read this book, stop supporting this heinous piece of garbage.


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