Denise Duhamel

(1961 / Woonsocket, Rhode Island)

Denise Duhamel Poems

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

Snow White's Acne

At first she was sure it was just a bit of dried strawberry juice,
or a fleck of her mother's red nail polish that had flaked off
when she'd patted her daughter to sleep the night before.
But as she scrubbed, Snow felt a bump, something festering
under the surface, like a tapeworm curled up and living
in her left cheek.
Doc the Dwarf was no dermatologist
and besides Snow doesn't get to meet him in this version
because the mint leaves the tall doctor puts over her face
only make matters worse. Snow and the Queen hope
against hope for ...

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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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