In America

In America

Diana Goetsch?s eighth collection of poems, her first since coming out as a trans woman, introduces us to another country, where an airport, a Starbucks, a family dinner are as confounding as the riddle of the Sphinx. Maybe the answers to how to navigate America are in plain sight, spelled out in a pop song or on a milk carton. Maybe we?re destined to be tumbleweed, ?drift Diana Goetsch?s eighth collection of poems, her first since coming out as a trans woman, introduces us to another...

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  • Jennifer
    Dec 09, 2017
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  • Jeff Tigchelaar
    May 20, 2018
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  • Kent Winward
    Dec 16, 2017
    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...
  • Burt Myers
    Nov 26, 2017
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  • Karen
    Dec 22, 2017
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  • Alarie
    Dec 26, 2017
    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...
  • Kenny Chaffin
    Dec 05, 2017
    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...
  • Jeremy
    Jan 25, 2018
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  • Nicole
    Jan 04, 2018
    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...
  • Jimmy
    Dec 01, 2017
    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...
  • Frank Mundo
    Dec 11, 2017
    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...
  • Drew
    Nov 28, 2017
    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...
  • Vin
    Mar 21, 2018
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  • James
    Jan 15, 2018
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  • Melanie Medved
    Nov 21, 2017
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  • Melissa
    Mar 03, 2018
    An important collection of poems, beautifully crafted. For those who are not transgendered or may not know anyone in the community, this chapbook is a map of a heart that you should read. ...
  • Fiona
    Dec 12, 2017
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  • Ellen
    Jan 26, 2018
    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...
  • Sondra
    Mar 06, 2018
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  • Brian Bruno
    Jul 16, 2018
    Gripping, direct and honest. She doesn?t pull any punches and I love the writing. ...
  • Naomi Ayala
    Dec 07, 2017
    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...
  • Terri Cummings
    Dec 07, 2017
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  • Luanne Castle
    Mar 21, 2018
    Goetsch is well-known for writing 31 essays following her transition from male to female. These essays, called Life in Transition, are archived at The American Scholar at this link: https://theamericanscholar.org/diana-...#. In this poetry chapbook, Goetsch writes about a life in flux ...
  • Meygan Cox
    Jun 17, 2018
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  • Stephen Daniels
    Feb 13, 2018
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  • Daniel Tompkins
    Mar 31, 2018
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  • Diana Iozzia
    Mar 01, 2018
    ?In America? Written by Diana Goetsch I feel very uncomfortable rating this book, because I reached out to Diana herself to read and review her book. She was concerned that my taste in poetry and reading material might not fit the book she?s written. I?m sad to say that she...
  • Christina Ellsberg
    Mar 07, 2018
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  • Mary C
    Dec 05, 2017
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  • Robin Sinclair
    Apr 05, 2018
    "In America" was everything I had ever hoped for after hearing that Diana Goetsch would be releasing a new chapbook. As with all of Goetsch's work, it was brutally real and poignant. Diana's transparency when describing how she views and interacts with the world around her (as well as ...