Similar Poets to Frederick Seidel?
October 10, 2011 8:46 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for more poets like Frederick Seidel. I recently read Seidel's Arabia
in the previous issue of The Paris Review
and was drawn to his, what I would term "Lad Poetry" - with lad being the antonym of chick, as in chick lit.
posted by lrnarabic to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the 1st stanza of Seidel's On Being Debonair:
Shirts wear themselves out being worn.
Suits fit perfectly,
But a man does
Decades of push-ups and no longer fits.
I take myself out to dinner.
It is a joy to sit alone
Without a book.
I use myself up being fine while I dine.
I am a result of the concierge at the Carlyle.
I order a bottle of Bordeaux.
I am a boulevard of elegance
In my well-known restaurants.