Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Measuring Tape for the Midwest” as Want to Read:
Measuring Tape for the Midwest
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Measuring Tape for the Midwest

by
4.45  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
These poems first appeared in Bat City Review, Blazevox 2K6, Combatives, Columbia Poetry Review, Dusie, Nexus, Orpheus, Pilot, Redivider, Word For/Word and in the Cy Gist Anthology Face Time.

Noah Falck’s work appears in Gulf Coast, LIT, Columbia Poetry Review, Bat City Review, Good Foot, Redivider, Pilot, and POOL, among other journals. He is the author of the chapbook Hom
...more
Chapbook, 32 pages
Published 2008 by Pavement Saw Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Measuring Tape for the Midwest, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Measuring Tape for the Midwest

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
David
Jun 25, 2008 David rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Humans
Mostly a humorous poetry collection but with elements of an eerie post bluetooth age lurking. No pussyfooting. Here is a poem from the collection, I don't think it is representative per se, as Falck does not fit that oft promoted model (find yr (singular) voice or die at the hands of an academy), but this piece seems near the center of expectation. Here goes!



Girl with Silver Pooper Scooper



She stared into my eyes
with the same look
that must have inspired the lyrics
of the Star-Spangled Banner.
If
...more
Rauan
Feb 27, 2009 Rauan rated it really liked it
lots of really beautiful passages, many of which made me feel as though i was floating....

i especially enjoyed this book when there seemed to be less narrative or logical scaffolding... when the voice of the poems seemed to be going purely (or mostly) on feel.... and that, for me, is where they sometimes became magical......
Brian Foley
Jun 23, 2008 Brian Foley rated it really liked it
Be Released!
Cassie
Cassie rated it it was amazing
Sep 27, 2012
abdolla abdollay
abdolla abdollay rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2008
Nick
Nick rated it really liked it
Oct 10, 2013
Jeffrey Tigchelaar
Jeffrey Tigchelaar rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2013
James Grinwis
James Grinwis rated it really liked it
Aug 16, 2009
Laura Wiseman
Laura Wiseman rated it liked it
Dec 17, 2011
Craig
Craig rated it it was amazing
Dec 28, 2012
Patty Paine
Patty Paine rated it it was amazing
Jan 20, 2010
Sir! Magazine
Sir! Magazine marked it as to-read
Jun 13, 2008
Juliet
Juliet marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2008
Jayne
Jayne marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2008
Tráese
Tráese marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2008
Arielle
Arielle marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2008
John
John added it
Jul 20, 2008
Nate
Nate marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2008
Dusie Press
Dusie Press marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2008
Stef
Stef marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2008
Carolyn Li-Madeo
Carolyn Li-Madeo marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2009
abcdefg
abcdefg marked it as to-read
May 25, 2010
Greg
Greg marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2011
Saxon
Saxon marked it as to-read
May 27, 2012
Sed
Sed marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2012
Jah Kob Merrell
Jah Kob Merrell marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2013
Brianna
Brianna marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2013
Ropuma
Ropuma marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2013
Hayley Notter
Hayley Notter marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2015
Terry Everett
Terry Everett marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
986381
Noah Falck is the author of the full-length collection, SNOWMEN LOSING WEIGHT (BatCat Press, 2012) and the chapbooks Celebrity Dream Poems, Life As A Crossword Puzzle (winner of the Ohio Open Thread Chapbook Award), Measuring Tape For The Midwest, & Homemade Engines For A Dream His work has appeared in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, LIT, and elsewhere.
More about Noah Falck...

Share This Book