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Doubles is at once tough-minded and urbane, veering from lyricism to street slang, oscillating with the beat of the American city. As his title suggests, Polito’s world is one of doubling, simulation, impersonation, and mimicry—a shrewd vision of urban life.

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64 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1995

Phoenix Poets


Table of Contents

Animal Mimicry
Not the Right Way
First Love
To My Father
Cigarette Lighter
Cathy’s Braces
Those Fireflies, for Instance
What the Dead Know

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