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Rouge State

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Poetry. Flarf. Rodney Koeneke was born in Omaha in 1968 and grew up in Tucson and Los Angeles, and has lived in or about San Francisco since 1986. His book of history, Empires of the Mind, which tells the story of the British literary critic I.A. Richards, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press. ROUGE STATE is his first full-length poetry collection. "In ROUGE STATE ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Pavement Saw Press
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Not as Flarfy as Musee Mechanique but still full of glistening jewels buried in muddy abstract lyrics. Sample: "the moon's a moronic romantic/that's silvered my bathroom too long."
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Rodney Koeneke is author of the poetry collections Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003), along with several chapbooks. He’s also published a historical monograph, Empires of the Mind: I.A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979 (Stanford University Press, 2004). He lives in Portland, Ore.
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Musee Mechanique Etruria Rules for Drinking Forties (chapbook) On the Clamways (chapbook) Empires of the Mind: I. A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979

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