Denise Duhamel

(1961 / Woonsocket, Rhode Island)

Denise Duhamel Poems

1. Ego 12/20/2014
2. Exquisite Candidate 12/23/2011
3. The Bottom 12/23/2011
4. Exquisite Politics 12/23/2011
5. Lawless Pantoum 12/23/2011
6. Sex With A Famous Poet 12/23/2011
7. Delta Flight 659 12/23/2011
8. Ai 1/13/2003
9. The Threat 1/13/2003
10. Crater Face 1/13/2003
11. Yes 1/13/2003
12. June 1/13/2003
13. On Being Born The Same Exact Day Of The Same Exact Year As Boy George 1/13/2003
14. Snow White's Acne 1/13/2003
15. Kinky 1/13/2003
16. Buying Stock 1/13/2003
17. Buddhist Barbie 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Denise Duhamel

Buddhist Barbie

In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches 'All is emptiness'
and 'There is no self.'
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.

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Crater Face

is what we called her. The story was
that her father had thrown Drano at her
which was probably true, given the way she slouched
through fifth grade, afraid of the world, recess
especially. She had acne scars
before she had acne—poxs and dips
and bright red patches.
I don't remember
any report in the papers. I don't remember

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