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This poetry collection offers a contemporary, ironic, and dazzling view of America.

Synopsis:

Ah, writ happens. Like the con men who rely on thieves' Latin to ply their trade, the poems in Peter Jay Shippy's award-winning collection don't play well with other poems. They are difficult. They rave. They are unsettling and blunt. They crash cars and ride tsunamis and hitch rides on tugs. They also provide a contemporary, ironic, and tender view of America, all the while layering wordplay, cleverness, and sentiment. Shippy's narrators dance like night writing; they witness the reverse / side of actions and take a walk on the wing; they feel nothing but articulation and attach our planet to the highest branch; they have a good feeling about most birds, and trust / that they are a friend to man. In other words, their condition is Beckettian, but they speak like one of Sam Shepherd's dusty road angels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877458401
Author:
Shippy, Peter Jay
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Location:
Iowa City
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Iowa Poetry Prize
Series Volume:
no. 50
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
100
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Ah, writ happens. Like the con men who rely on thieves' Latin to ply their trade, the poems in Peter Jay Shippy's award-winning collection don't play well with other poems. They are difficult. They rave. They are unsettling and blunt. They crash cars and ride tsunamis and hitch rides on tugs. They also provide a contemporary, ironic, and tender view of America, all the while layering wordplay, cleverness, and sentiment. Shippy's narrators dance like night writing; they witness the reverse / side of actions and take a walk on the wing; they feel nothing but articulation and attach our planet to the highest branch; they have a good feeling about most birds, and trust / that they are a friend to man. In other words, their condition is Beckettian, but they speak like one of Sam Shepherd's dusty road angels.
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