Skirts and Slacks

W.S. Di Piero


Skirts and Slacks

Skirts and Slacks

  • Title: Skirts and Slacks
  • Author: W.S. Di Piero
  • ISBN: 9780375709425
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback



W S Di Piero, a fresh and powerful voice in American poetry, opens this collection about public and private worlds with poems that revisit the deaths of his parents It is an important adult passage for him, and for them a last chance to leave a message his father lying in bed, bemused and contemptuous of the hell in which he lay his mother soon to be laid out in tW S Di Piero, a fresh and powerful voice in American poetry, opens this collection about public and private worlds with poems that revisit the deaths of his parents It is an important adult passage for him, and for them a last chance to leave a message his father lying in bed, bemused and contemptuous of the hell in which he lay his mother soon to be laid out in the cheap gold flats that made her look young and men look twice Di Piero writes poems of relationships, of ordinary beauty, of the deep, visceral memories that shape who we become He reveals the art in the everyday sometimes literally, as when he spies a Vermeer beauty in a girl with nose studs at the ATM, or van Gogh s self portrait in a small time bookie Whether describing the uncertainty of sexual love your footpads wet after a bath left prints like our conversations every which way or a panhandler in Port Authority Show you to your bus or an excellent candy bar , he is delicate and direct at once, a no nonsense guide to his surroundings who is moved by what he sees His strong, elegantly simple statements of truths of feeling go beyond the pleasure of the words themselves and restore us to the thrill of honesty in our own lives.


Recent Comments "Skirts and Slacks"

The title of this poetry collection by di Piero reflects, I think, a common theme that runs across all of the poems: that although people are not the sum total of their possessions, everyday objects (or actions) can and do say much about our characters; and often, these plain, commonplace objects or actions can reflect little pearls of beauty. For example, in the poem “Finished Basement”, di Piero is describing his mother and conveys a whole history of her character through a short phrase ab [...]

kind of boring, really. though a handful of passages did stand me hairs up


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