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Panic Attack, USA


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I hope this don’t sound
nothing like a prison love
letter, but I wanna play with
your microphone, sing
Something Else by The Kinks
from beginning to end
into your red red knees
& when I’m finished I’ll be
your fuckin bass drum &
you can kick out the side
of my head, then cradle me
baby rabbit-like, all Jackie O
how goddamn sweet is that
how killer would that be?

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Slawson, Nate
YesYes Books
General Poetry
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7.5" x 6.25"

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Product details 128 pages YesYes Books - English 9781936919079 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Nate Slawson's debut collection, PANIC ATTACK, USA, is a brass-knuckled love letter to a lost world. Meet the Cerberus of Slawson's vision: spinal cords and grizzly bears, lost cities and body bags, bloodstains of dreams and birthday parties, yellowjackets and rattlesnakes, vampires and movie theaters, amens and fuck-offs, Heather Locklear and Superchunk, unidentifiable bodies of moonlight, midwestern topography and tommy guns, teeth and knee-caps, belt buckles and wanderlust. And there is more and more in the fine carousel of his brilliant wit and tenderness. Finally, a voice emerges to translate the wildfire of loneliness and memory. Each of these poems is a muscle;reflexive and close to the bone where America waits to be broken and re-cast. I trust Nate Slawson's poems to name lightning."
-Rachel Eliza Griffiths

"These poems are as obsessively inventive as a stalker, as hurt as a pony with a knife in its soul, as surprising as a forest fire in your mouth, as fixated on actual love and the notion of love and the loss of love as I hope never to be, though if I am, this will be the book I should have written, in the future when it's not possible to write this book because Nate Slawson did, when I will turn to it to understand how I should have screamed and lauded when I had the chance."
- Bob Hicok

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"Synopsis" by , "Thank the poetry gods that there is someone like Nate Slawson in this otherwise neutered world. Thank the poetry gods that Nate Slawson writes with a hard-on. When I picture in my head what the speakers in these poems look like, this is what I come up with: a man naked on a pogo stick hopping down the street. This is a man, in other words, who lets everything hang out. This is a man who is not afraid or ashamed to tell it like is. Christ if I don't wish there were more people like this, and especially more poets like this."
- from the foreword by Peter Markus
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