Duckwalking is the Only Way Out of Armageddon
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Duckwalking is the Only Way Out of Armageddon

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Dig in as Mr. Holland carefully breaks down poetry constructs while maintaining the spirit and structure that gives every poem its soul. Challenge yourself on the journey from a garden of words and images, into a jungle of creativity allowing readers to engage in a thought-provoking delight. Dustin Holland's "Duckwalking Is The Only Way Out Of Armageddon" is a must for poe...more
Paperback, First edition, 120 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Kanev Books
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Peycho Kanev
Simply beautiful.
Dustin Holland's Duckwalking Is The Only Way Out Of Armageddon is an enjoyable collection of poems. The poems approach everyday topics, and pushes past the ordinary. Mocking, fearful of desire, faintly tinged with old-fashioned romanticism, these dark meditations investigate archetypes animated by sensuality. While Holland achieves very enduring poems that are short and sweet, but he also provides brilliantly accessible content that has universal qualities while remaining point...more
I often start reading a book of poems in the middle. When I cracked opened "Duckwalking..." I landed on "Paranoia Shadowdreams or My frantic Feverish Adventures" and after a line or two I noticed I was actually humming Bruce Springsteen's tune "Blinded by the Light."

This isn't a poem ripping off Mr. Springsteen's lyrics, but instead a poem written by a writer who somehow created a powerful flow of words that searched for music in my head.

As I made my next random pick,"the Wolf Sleeps in Sodium...more
Sean Endymion
art if
you can call
it that
is meant
to be

For Holland, this collection of poetry consciously and purposefully critiques politics, society, perceptions of comprehensibility, and humanity’s desires by juxtaposing seemingly opposing ideas in quirky and ironic ways. Holland’s imagery is unmistakably unique, calling on personal comparisons, anecdotes, and phrasing with the distinctive and clear voice of a talented and practiced writer; the personality that permeates these poem...more
I'm not authentically connecting with Holland quite yet, but will return to him later on. There are times when he reminds me of the youngish (late 60s, electric) Bob Dylan, as in:
"our generations/ mona lisa melts/ playing the electric cello" and he gets downright surrealist/Beat some of the time: "lobsters let them/ selves sway into the/ ever-growing artificial deadbeat/ jazz algebra of/ soaking calculators"...
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Dustin Holland's poetry can be found at Counterexample Poetics, Red-Fez, Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Poetry, Ditch Poetry, PigeonBike, and Guerilla Pamphlets. He was also included in S.A. Griffin’s Poetry Bomb. Dustin edits Guerilla Pamphlets under the name Archey P Caane.

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