Denise Duhamel

(1961 / Woonsocket, Rhode Island)

Denise Duhamel Poems

1. Ego 12/20/2014
2. Exquisite Candidate 12/23/2011
3. The Bottom 12/23/2011
4. Sex With A Famous Poet 12/23/2011
5. Delta Flight 659 12/23/2011
6. Exquisite Politics 12/23/2011
7. Lawless Pantoum 12/23/2011
8. Ai 1/13/2003
9. The Threat 1/13/2003
10. Yes 1/13/2003
11. Crater Face 1/13/2003
12. June 1/13/2003
13. On Being Born The Same Exact Day Of The Same Exact Year As Boy George 1/13/2003
14. Snow White's Acne 1/13/2003
15. Kinky 1/13/2003
16. Buying Stock 1/13/2003
17. Buddhist Barbie 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Denise Duhamel

Buddhist Barbie

In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches 'All is emptiness'
and 'There is no self.'
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.

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There is a chimp named Ai who can count to five.
There's a poet named Ai whose selected poems Vice
just won the National Book Award.
The name 'Ai' is pronounced 'I'
so that whenever I talk about the poet Ai
such as I'm teaching Ai's poems again this semester
it sounds like I'm teaching my own poems
or when I say I love Ai's work
it sounds as if I'm saying I love my own poems

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