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Poetry. HALLELUJAH, GIANT SPACE WOLF offers both an irreverent and sincere exploration of desperation and hope. Bailey's poems pair the personal with the mythical and traverse many linguistic quadrants. SPACE WOLF's seamless transition from Lakers games and 40s to severed limbs and Jesus Christ offers a glimpse at the sanctity of chaos. With SPACE WOLF, Bailey tests danger ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Mammoth Editions
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Brian
ok so this book is really good in a way that makes me say erg. i feel like i got all twisted up inside a tinfoil hat. there is this weirdawesome combination of simplicity and complexity that makes you say i could do that/how did he do that? like trapping you inside some kind of poetry cockroach motel.
Tyler Crumrine
Hallelujah, Giant Space Wolf is funny, insightful, irreverent, and, in a strange way, hopeful. In these poems Daniel Bailey takes you to a Lakers game, gets drunk, and starts driving on the wrong side of the road on the way home. You're left shaken, but profoundly thankful to still be alive. A frank and sometimes unsettling investigation of life, love, and despair, Hallelujah, Giant Space Wolf is easily one of my favorite collections of poetry I've read thus far.

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Greg Ivey
I fucking loved this. I loved every second of it.

I did not throw this book, but I will throw it to you if you want to read it. You should read it.
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