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Bright Brave Phenomena

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"What we have here is a lovely collection of Nadelberg inventions. These inventions are for telling it like it is. In order to do this they variously prick your arm, burn down, protest, pretend, and dance, to name just a few. . . . These are indeed very Bright Brave Phenomena, that's right."—Rod Smith

By turns disarmingly droll and hysterically sad, Amanda Nadelberg's singu
Paperback, 118 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Coffee House Press
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I love this little collection.
Ryan Smith
From the poem 'Like a Tiny, Tiny Bird That Used to Make Us Happy':

bridge and groom were shivering, it
actually started to snow. The shadow
of the mind stood up, changed tables,
like a plane I was coming and going.
Furniture happening places it shouldn't,
blank bodies on the wrong half of the
world, we don't know what to do."

Amanda Nadelberg has accomplished so much polish alongside a kind of paradoxical cohesive chaos in this book that it makes me struggle to remember the last full-length collecti
Read it, I promise you won't be sorry!
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