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Guess Can Gallop
Poetry. "Clinamen? Sinner man? Cinnamon? In her relentless pursuit of swerving meaning, Heidi Lynn Staples reinvents poetry word for word. GUESS CAN GALLOP is a delight for ear and eye." -Charles Bernstein. "Please read this fine orator, whose poems include the world's battiest job application, a melodious ghazal, pastiches on a nursery rhyme and on Plath, and a sonnet nov ...more
Paperback, 59 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by New Issues Poetry Press
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I am confused. I love the idea of Guess Can Gallop. It is innovative, it is creative, interesting. However, I feel like this book broke my brain. Staples writes the poems in the books with spellings that sort of break the words into their pieces and puts them together. An example: instead of saying "science" she would say somethign like "sigh ends." They are two words that are actual words, spelled correctly that when put together, sort of sound like "science." I really like this, but I was havi ...more