Alamo Theory

Alamo Theory

eBook - 2016
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"Bell's work is a concoction of the surreal and the hyper-real, the hilarious and the devastating."? The New Yorker "One of the most tonally versatile young poets working today."? Boston Review "A contemporary knockout, Bell's poems run the gamut of good: they're seriously funny, bizarre, wry, ambitious, acrobatic, gorgeous. Sometimes they have zombies."? Flavorwire Joshua Bell's unnerving and darkly funny second collection of poems inhabits various personae?including a prominent series starring the garrulous and aging rock star Vince Neil from M?tley Cr?e?through which he examines paranoid, misogynist, and murderous elements within contemporary American culture. Throughout are prose "movie poems" that feature zombies, a summer camp slasher, exorcism, and courtroom drama. From "The Creature": Like many humans, I enjoy lifting small, living things. Your wife qualifies, but doesn't like to be lifted. I guess it's probably because, as is true with many humans, your wife doesn't want to be eaten, and often we are lifted, by the bigger thing, right before it drops us on a rock and eats us. I understand, I say to your wife, lowering her body to the kitchen floor, her legs bending slowly as she takes back the weight I've returned to her, like an astronaut moving back into the gravity of the capsule... Josh Bell earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. He was a member of the creative writing faculty at Columbia University and is currently Briggs Copeland Lecturer at Harvard.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Copper Canyon Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9781619321588
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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