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it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  1 Rating  ·  0 Reviews
OVERPASS revisits Uncontainable Noise’s investment in explosive form (yodel sonnets, 100-line sonnets) via carefully packed, roughneck reductions (curtal or curtailed sonnets). The terrain is the Illinois floodplain (AKA American Bottom) across the river from St. Louis. The figure who hovers above it all is Overpass Girl, a breast cancer victim whose overpass allows ...more
Paperback, 70 pages
Published August 2012
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Aug 11, 2012 Connie rated it it was amazing
Gritty, visceral, exquisite poetry that ties you in knots, makes you snort, makes you feel a little too raw for this world. True, I'm from the same part of the country, but I don't think that matters. Like any great writer, Davenport puts you where he wants to put you, and you can almost smell the refinery, the river, the spilt beer. I would recommend this to practicing poets and lovers of poetry....but also to people who simply love language and are possibly too smart for their own good. (Hope ...more
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Jul 29, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
Refreshingly boyish, tough, gritty poetry.
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