By Denise Duhamel
In Blowout, Denise Duhamel asks an analogous query that Frankie Lyman & the kids requested again in 1954—"Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" Duhamel's poems conveniently admit that she is a love-struck idiot, but additionally embody the "crazy knowledge" of the idiot of the Tarot deck and the idiot as entertainer or jester. From a kindergarten weigh down to a failed marriage and past, Duhamel explores the character of romantic love and her personal boundaries. She additionally examines love via song, movie, and history—Michelle and Barak Obama's inauguration and Cleopatra's historical intercourse toy. Duhamel chronicles the perilous cruelties of affection long gone awry, but additionally reminds us of the compassion and transcendence within the aftermath. In "Having a nutrition Coke with You," she asserts that "love poems are the main tough poems to put in writing / simply because every one poem includes its contrary its loss / and that regardless of how fierce the affection of a pair / one in all them will go away the opposite / if no longer via betrayal / then via death." but, in Blowout, Duhamel fiercely and foolishly embraces the poetry of love.
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