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Father's Day
Matthew Zapruder
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Father's Day
Matthew Zapruder

The poems in Matthew Zapruder’s fifth collection ask, how can one be a good father, partner, and citizen in the early twenty-first century? Zapruder deftly improvises upon language and lyricism as he passionately engages with these questions during turbulent, uncertain times. Whether interrogating the personalities of the Supreme Court, watching a child grow off into a distance, or tweaking poetry critics and hipsters alike, Zapruder maintains a deeply generous sense of humor alongside a rich vein of love and moral urgency. The poems in Father’s Day harbor a radical belief in the power of wonder and awe to sustain the human project while guiding it forward.

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For Father's Day, Matthew Zapruder

"In characteristically short lines and pithy, slippery language like predictive text from a lucid dream, Zapruder’s fifth collection grapples with fatherhood as well as larger questions of influence and inheritance and obligation." —New York Times

"Firmly situated in its (and our) political moment, and anchored by a compelling gravity and urgency... [Father's Day] makes clear that there is a great deal at stake." —Washington Post

"Zapruder’s verse offers solace and an invaluable blueprint for empathy." —Publishers Weekly starred review

"One of our funniest, most technically virtuous poets enters an intimate, new stage of work in his moving fifth collection." —John Freeman, Literary Hub

"A profoundly heartfelt and thoughtful book for all readers."—Library Journal 

"It’s the reach, the attention to daily life and the dream world we simultaneously inhabit, that gives Zapruder’s work its distinctive force." —Alta Magazine

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