The Day Dali Died: Poetry and Flash Fiction
by Jeff VanderMeer (Goodreads Author)
In this new collection from World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer, car accidents, Angkor Wat, dead whales, flower vendors, dogcatchers, classic television shows, frogs, and the moon are transformed by the author's imagination into something unique and magical. Showcaseing his Rhysling Award-winning poem "Flight," reprinted in Nebula Awards 30, The Day Dali Died also p...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published August 5th 2003 by Prime Books
(first published 2003)
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Poetry isn't usually my cup of tea, but 'Lassie' and 'Gilligan's Island Revisited' were unlike any poetry I've read before. Quirky and humorous, they explore a darker take on those light and cheerful shows - incorporating violent insanity, animal abuse, cannibalism, and the like. The other piece of verse that I feel is deserving of particular mention is the titular 'The Day Dali Died'. It is so succinct, so concise, and yet it conjures imagery so complete in its surreality as to do justice to it...more
Jeff VanderMeer's most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), all released in 2014. The series has been acquired by publishers in 15 other countries and Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions have acquired the movie rights. His Wonderbook (Abrams Image), the world's first fully illustrated, full-color creative writing guide, won...moreMore about Jeff VanderMeer...