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Bill Yarrow

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I am the author of the following books of poems: Blasphemer (Lit Fest Press 2015), The Lice of Christ (MadHat Press 2014), Incompetent Translations and Inept Haiku (Cervena Barva Press, 2013), Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX, 2012), Fourteen (Naked Mannekin, 2011), and Wrench (erbacce press, 2009). I have published widely in print and online journals such as RHINO, Contrary, DIAGRAM, Thrush, PANK, Poetry International, Sententia, and FRiGG.

I am also a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where I teach Creative Writing, Introduction to Film Study, and Introduction to Shakespeare.

BLASPHEMER, a volume of 76 poems, is available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Blasphemer-Bill...

THE LICE OF CHRIST, a chapbook of twenty poems and aphorist
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Pointed Sentences
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The Lice of Christ
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I like versions of things.

The Way that THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP (and, more overtly, A THOUSAND ACRES) is a version of KING LEAR.

The way that CATCHER IN THE RYE is a version of HAMLET.

The way that A GIRL NAMED ZIPPY is a version of THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE.

The way that BRAZIL (film) is a version of 1984.

The way that PICKPOCKET((film) is a version of CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.

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“• God is man squared. That is to say, God is man raised to a higher power.
• Man is the root, the square root, of God.
• We believe in the ideal (truth, wisdom, justice, honor, integrity, selflessness, sacrifice, compassion, goodness) and God is the name we give to that ideal.
• What else is God but a heuristic for what we want to do with our lives?
• The worship of God is the worship of perfection. The perfection of space: infinity. The perfection of time: eternity. The perfection of power: omnipotence. The perfection of knowledge: omniscience. The perfection of behavior: virtue.
• Since the Fall, falling is what we've learned to do.
• We are blemished perfections.
• Man is the asymptote of what he predicates God to be.

from "Getting Godless" in The Lice of Christ (MadHat Press 2014).”
Bill Yarrow, The Lice of Christ

“Bosch is great because what he imagines in color can be translated into justice.”
Edward Dahlberg

“In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness."

(On the Bravery of the English Common Soldiers)”
Samuel Johnson, Works of Samuel Johnson

“Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production.”
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“We aren't there yet,' said Bouvard.
Let's hope not,' said Pecuchet.”
Gustave Flaubert

“• God is man squared. That is to say, God is man raised to a higher power.
• Man is the root, the square root, of God.
• We believe in the ideal (truth, wisdom, justice, honor, integrity, selflessness, sacrifice, compassion, goodness) and God is the name we give to that ideal.
• What else is God but a heuristic for what we want to do with our lives?
• The worship of God is the worship of perfection. The perfection of space: infinity. The perfection of time: eternity. The perfection of power: omnipotence. The perfection of knowledge: omniscience. The perfection of behavior: virtue.
• Since the Fall, falling is what we've learned to do.
• We are blemished perfections.
• Man is the asymptote of what he predicates God to be.

from "Getting Godless" in The Lice of Christ (MadHat Press 2014).”
Bill Yarrow, The Lice of Christ

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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi! Thanks for the add! Will be glad to exchange some opinions, tips, etc about books, quotes, art, etc! Take care, have a nice week! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. I see we have at least a few books in common. =)


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Julia I love your poem, Axes. I don't consider it a work in progress; interesting that you do.

Phantom Toll Booth! I had that as a child and don't remember it much, so I will read it again. One of my very favorite books is the Borrowers, which I loved as a child and I was pleased to find recently is very well written.

I'll start my own list soon.

--Julia


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