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Porn Poem (With Andrea Dworkin).

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Portobello porn ... pornography as social control,
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     avert your eyes ...
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... look down, bitch, because when you look up
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     you're going to see your legs spread open ...
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DENISE DUHAMEL'S most recent book of poetry, Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of a 2014 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her other books include Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001). The guest editor for The Best American Poetry 2013, she is a professor at Florida International University in Miami.

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Title Annotation:two poems
Author:Duhamel, Denise
Publication:The American Poetry Review
Article Type:Poem
Date:Jul 1, 2014
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