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Yale Series of Younger Poets #97: Famous Americans

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YEAST<BR" am Yeast, a great poet<BR" live in Ireland<BR>Some say I am the greatest<BR>Poet ever<BR>My poetry makes bread grow<BR>All over Ireland and the world<BR>In glens and valleys, bread rising<BR>In huts, clover paths, and fire wood<BR>There will always be critics<BR>Who deny Yeast<BR>But you can see<BR>The effect of my poetry<BR>Through the potato fields<BR>And the swell of the Liffey.<BR>The amber coins and foaming black ale

Synopsis:

This year's winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Loren Goodman's Famous Americans. Hilarious, eclectic, and bizarre, this collection takes the reader on a roller-coaster of a ride through the absurdities of American pop culture. Employing a variety of forms (from epistolary to script to interview and beyond), this work proves to be as much about exploring frame-works as it is about examining the lives of famous and not-so-famous Americans. Goodman questions our concept of what it means to be an icon: he disrupts our assumptions, creating an alternate universe in which nothing remains sacred.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300100020
Foreword:
Merwin, W. S.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Foreword by:
Merwin, W. S.
Foreword:
Merwin, W. S.
Author:
Goodman, Loren
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Series Volume:
97
Publication Date:
20030311
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6.75 in 0.38 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This year's winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Loren Goodman's Famous Americans. Hilarious, eclectic, and bizarre, this collection takes the reader on a roller-coaster of a ride through the absurdities of American pop culture. Employing a variety of forms (from epistolary to script to interview and beyond), this work proves to be as much about exploring frame-works as it is about examining the lives of famous and not-so-famous Americans. Goodman questions our concept of what it means to be an icon: he disrupts our assumptions, creating an alternate universe in which nothing remains sacred.
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