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In his fourth full-length collection of poetry, Paul Hostovsky offers up the kind of fare that his readers keep coming back for--the humor mixed with poignancy, the heartbreak lined with a kind of palliative existential mischief--in poems that explore the nature of violence, illness, beauty, childhood, Deaf people and sign language, the art of love and the art of poetry.
Paperback, 62 pages
Published June 22nd 2012 by FutureCycle Press (first published 2012)
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FOLD THIS POEM IN HALF

Fold this poem in half.
Now fold it in half again,
and again. Notice how,
if you did it right, it fits
on an eighth of the page,
the way the moon fits
in the backseat window
of the car traveling through
the night, the road unfolding
like a story from childhood,
the white space surrounding
the poem collapsed like time
into this one moment reflected
in a little corner of the sky.


LIGHT BULB

“I wanna be an inventor
like Thomas Lava Edison,” he says,
erupting from the dinner table
a
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Paul Hostovsky's poems have won a Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net Awards, the Muriel Craft Bailey Award from the Comstock Review, and numerous chapbook contests. He is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Bad Guys (FutureCycle Press, 2015). He makes his living in Boston as a sign language interpreter and Braille instructor.
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