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Winner of the 2001 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Runner-up, Society of Midland Authors 2002 Poetry Prize

Gabriel Guddings poems not only defend against the pretense and vanity of war, violence, and religion, but also against the vanity of poetry itself. These poems sometimes nestle in the lowest regions of the body, and depict invective, donnybrooks, chase scenes, and the abuse of animals, as well as the indignities and bumblings of the besotted, the lustful, the annoyed, and the stupid.

In short, Gudding seeks to reclaim the lowbrow. Dangerous, edgy, and dark, this is an innovative writer unafraid to attack the unremitting high seriousness of so much poetry, laughing with his readers as he twists the elegiac lyric "I" into a pompous little clown.

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Dangerous, edgy, and dark, Gudding offers a defense not only against the pretense and vanity of war, violence, and religion, but also against the vanity of poetry itself.

About the Author

Gabriel Gudding is a 1998 recipient of The Nation Discovery Award and a 2001 Constance Saltonstall Individual Artists Grant. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at Illinois State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822957867
Author:
Gudding, Gabriel
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Parody in literature.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Series Volume:
no. 02-03-039
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.3 in

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