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Lawrence Joseph

Lawrence Joseph Copyright Robert Buchta

Lawrence Joseph's Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos: Poems 1973-1993 was published in 2005. He lives in downtown Manhattan and is a professor of law at St. John's University School of Law.

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Before Our Eyes

Lawrence Joseph

Visual, auditory, tactile--ever attentive to perception--Lawrence Joseph's third book of poems, Before Our Eyes, generously, almost exotically, blends various tones, atmospheres, and...

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Into It

Lawrence Joseph

Strikingly contemporary new work by an acclaimed poetInto It, Lawrence Joseph's fourth book of poems, is as bold a book as any in American poetry today-an attempt to give...

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The first three books by the author of Into It

Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos brings together the poems from Lawrence Joseph's first three books of poetry: Shouting at No One, Curriculum Vitae, and Before Our Eyes. Now in one volume, the poems from these three books can be seen as the work of one of American poetry's most original and challenging poets.

"His poetry works along the front lines, reconnoitering and marking down the slightest moves. If poets can, when confronting the endless shocks and snarls of urban and international life, resist flinching or turning away, they deserve our attention. If what they say about that world comes from a place of vigilance and concern . . . they have earned our admiration." --David Yezzi, Parnassus

"A poet of fierce . . . intensity . . . Joseph writes with an authenticity that is earned, not just acquired." --David Lehman, The Washington Post Book World

"Joseph's poems cut to the quick . . . They gleam with the sharp edge of their truth; they are hard to forget." --James Finn Cotter, The Hudson Review

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Lawyerland

Lawrence Joseph

In Lawyerland, Lawrence Joseph brings an unerring ear for dialogue, a cunning artistry, and a prosecutor's radar for loaded testimony to a series of rangy, irreverent conversations with...

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