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Denmark, Kangaroo, Orange

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Winner of the 2006 Pearl Poetry Prize, selected by Denise Duhamel, Denmark, Kangaroo, Orange is a collection of whimsical, imaginative, and always surprising prose poems. Ranging in subject from nostalgia, mortality, and the after-life to poetry itself, this new book by Kevin Griffith is, in the words of Duhamel, "a rich, startling, and magical romp."
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An absolutely delightful collection of poems.

Smart and accessible.

Fresh and funny.

Lighthearted and thoughtful.

I adore it. Totally.

While reading I kept thinking if there was a band that could put these poems to music it would be Magnetic Fields.

The highlights: "Your Pants Look Disappointed," "The Kite," "Marriage," and "Coffee."

I whole heartedly recommend this book to those serious about poetry and those who want to like poetry but claim they don't "understand it."

J.S. Graustein
I had breakfast with Kevin this morning. Sausage and day-old pancakes with jam. And tea. We laughed as we discussed aging, travel, writing, and the odd mythology. When I say "we laughed," I mean to say that I laughed and sensed that Kevin must have laughed as he wrote these pieces. Though I suspect with some he sighed as he revised. Or pondered. Or stewed. Because these prose poems seem to have the qualities of a mood ring: adapting themselves to the reader's inner state so that different elemen ...more
Gary McDowell
Great, great book. I laughed so hard with these poems. It's the first great, humorous collection of contemporary poems I've ever read.... Not sure what this says about me. But this book was fantastic.
A romp. I'm glad poetry is STILL more popular than ever. And that "on the stale cake, the candles, little cannibals, ate their own silence."
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