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Fun Being Me

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Four years ago, Jack Wiler was hospitalized with AIDS. This book is his attempt to talk about what it is to die and live again. The collection is far more than his struggle with the AIDS virus. Wiler aims for the hard truth as he writes about the world, money, jobs, love, sex, and death. As Wiler says, It can be loud and it can be soft but it is never quiet. "
Paperback, 124 pages
Published September 30th 2006 by CavanKerry Press (first published September 1st 2006)
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Nov 26, 2011 Glenn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
The late Jack Wiler read as part of my Visiting Author's Series on 11/2/2007. This is a version of my spoken introduction for him:

Jack Wiler’s poems put us where things are coming apart--lives, logic, the ability to know where one stands not only with the world, but in one’s own skin. Using everyday language, Jack’s poems convey righteous anger and indignation, sharp-edged humor and an almost unbearable longing. In much of his work there’s the exasperation with those who waste the beauty and pos
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Jun 09, 2008 Steph Anne rated it it was amazing
Arrived in my hands at just the right time. I think I'd been starving for poetry this raucous and real.
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Here is a voice that’s urgent and focused, compelling attention without coercing, helping to put the best possible face on some of the worst possible situations we can encounter.
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