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I Am Not a Pioneer

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Adam Fell is a break-the-mold original, poet of the strip mall and the lakeshore, bard of Pabst and gas stations and gutted cigarette machines. His brave and quirky poems hum and crackle off the page; they wrangle with the violence in contemporary American society without wavering. They leap and leap without falling, and their incantatory grace is poignant, funny, terrifyi ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by H_ngm_n Books
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Bud
May 21, 2015 Bud rated it it was amazing
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Finally got around to reading this work by Mr. Fell, an adjunct professor of poetry I studied under back in college. Excellent turns and great verse. Am interested in taking a crack at his other work when I get the chance.
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Jun 18, 2012 Luis Correa rated it really liked it
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Charismatic poems, full of wit and meditation, but I felt a little unsurprised, especially around the end of the collection. I'd like to come back to this one and figure out what it is that makes the poems so immediately likeable. Also, it references both The National and Radiohead, which more books of poetry should.
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Dec 14, 2013 Tom rated it liked it
Excuse me while I add "There Must Be Something Left of the Minotaur in Me" to my stockpile of favorite poems. I liked a lot of the rest of them, too.
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Adam Fell is the author of DEAR CORPORATION, (H_NGM_N Books 2014) and I AM NOT A PIONEER (H_NGM_N Books 2011).
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