The Happiness Experiment by Lisa Fishman
(The New Series)

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Lisa Fishman's third book marries Wordsworthian pastoral to modern complexity in lyrics celebrating love, joy, birth, and wonder. Hers is writing in which self-division, self-doubling and erotic tripling generate poems that bear out the earlier praise of Michael Palmer, who called Fishman one of the "most promising practitioners" of American exploratory lyric.
 

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Lisa Fishman's books include FLOWER CART (2011), THE HAPPINELisa Fishman's books include FLOWER CART (2011), THE HAPPINELisa Fishman's books include FLOWER CART (2011), THE HAPPINESS EXPERIMENT (2007), and DEAR, READ, all from Ahsahta PressSS EXPERIMENT (2007), and DEAR, READ, all from Ahsahta PressSS EXPERIMENT (2007), and DEAR, READ, all from Ahsahta Press. She teaches at Columbia College in Chicago and lives in Ma. She teaches at Columbia College in Chicago and lives in Ma. She teaches at Columbia College in Chicago and lives in Madison and Orfordville, Wisconsin. dison and Orfordville, Wisconsin. dison and Orfordville, Wisconsin.
 
Published March 15, 2007 by Ahsahta Press. 92 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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""thud thud in the weather/ all trembling kissed my mouth."" Fishman (Dear, Read) repeatedly invokes the Romantic radical poet Percy Bysshe Shelley as she seeks ideals, new beginnings, and pure sentiments in a sometimes frustrating Midwest: ""One winter the road stuck us all in our houses/ turnin...

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