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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  • 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...
  • 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! ...
  • 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: ...
  • 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...
  • James
    Jan 15, 2018
  • Fiona
    Dec 12, 2017
  • Naomi Ayala
    Dec 07, 2017
    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...