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poetry, live music
Paperback, 116 pages
Published January 3rd 2008 by Otoliths Books (first published January 2008)
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Melissa
Jun 30, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Poets, Writers, Musicians, English Teachers/Professors... everyone!
Paul Siegell praises his favorite musicians by creating art out of how they make him feel, and that is how I wish to praise him. I want to photocopy the pages of his book, increase the size, and then hang them on my walls like posters.

And I'm able to do that because this book is alive with artistry -- some poems take on the shape of humans ("*ANTIBIOTICS*") and some are of objects ("*HORSESHOE BEND LOOKOUT without Camera*"). Some go straight down the page and some seem to fly off of it, but no
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Brian
Nov 19, 2010 Brian rated it it was amazing
This collection of poems far surpassed my expectations. The most unique and unusual book of poems I have ever read. The author has an incredible imagination. Specifically how he wrote them as chapters of a book. The presentation was spectacular displaying his creations by a number of shapes and sizes. Almost every page was different than the one before. I fully comprehend why in the U.S. "Poemergency Room" made the top 30 books of poetry that are a must read. I found his writing profoundly deep, ...more
Jeff Oaks
Aug 25, 2008 Jeff Oaks rated it it was amazing
Paul Siegell's are smart, rich poems. Spectacular, defiant iconographs of cells mid-mitosis, a b-boy mid-break dance move, and more. Nine-to-five frustration and transcendence, train rides, road trips, teen tours, rock concerts, and sudden tragedies. Paul Siegell's poems are full of unexpected significances, each one balanced like a tightrope acrobat always on the verge of ruin. Fluent, aware, visual, wholehearted, Paul Siegell clearly sides with the pleasure in the making of poems. Prepare to ...more
Grady
Jun 10, 2009 Grady rated it it was amazing

Creative Poems, Challenging in both Content and Style, June 9, 2009
By Grady Harp (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews

Few readers will be able to digest Paul Siegell's spectacular collection of poetic variations on the first reading. Siegell demands intelligence from his audience and the payback for spending time with this artist is measured in days not minutes of excitement. Some 'avant garde' poets seem content to startle, to rattle the confines of convention, and while Paul S
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Elizabeth Thorpe
You may notice that I give five stars to almost everything I read from my friendsandfriendsoffriends shelf. But I really mean it this time. From the concert poems to the travel poems to the worklife vs. real life poems, I loved this collection. You might be tempted to dismiss him as not serious because of the visual inventiveness (and sheer volume) of his work, but don't. Dive in -- Paul is a true original, capable of starting a wave with the power to go around and around the stadium.
Lindsey
Aug 27, 2008 Lindsey rated it really liked it
I'm hooked on this one, which I recently began. I go back to certain poems to rethink them and there are others I haven't started. I'm wandering through this book slowly and enjoying, and I really want to hear Paul read.
Brad
May 01, 2008 Brad rated it it was amazing
Ummmmmm, like, yeah, this book is spectacular.

A vibrant explosion of language, form and emotion. Refreshing and exciting.

More books please!
Nina
Dec 21, 2008 Nina rated it really liked it
Siegell's poetry spins and twirls and dances right off the page. Many of his poems are shaped, and they are fascinating.
Matthew Hittinger
Mar 17, 2009 Matthew Hittinger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Happy to discover we share a love of poems in shapes...
Paul Siegell
Jan 05, 2010 Paul Siegell rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Poems appeared in The American Poetry Review, Coconut, GHOTI, horse less review, Moria, Otoliths, SAWBUCK, Shampoo, Siren, SOFTBLOW and Umbrella.

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CA
Aug 27, 2008 CA rated it it was amazing
LOVED THIS BOOK before it was a book! Paul honored me with asking for a blurb for the back, which is this:

"Something HUGE flexes joy here! This is the suicide by cop where banging cymbals rip the portal open! Poetry is the daily political at every mouthful of Siegell as dots connect dimension to dementia! Tell the funeral director I'd like my coffin lined with these pages, preventing a death of the sleeping! Careful, nutjobs, this is a brother of the Vibratory Order! THANK YOU, Paul Siegell, for
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PAUL SIEGELL is the author of three books of poetry: wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books, 2010), jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing, 2009), Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008), and the e-chap JΔM> (ungovernable press, 2008).

“Let’s get into the song!” Born on Long Island, educated in Pittsburgh, employed in Orlando, Atlanta and now Philadelphia, Paul is a copywriter by day and a seni
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