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Playful and rich, formally inventive, funny and wry, Kevin McFadden's poems examine American identity through the latent possibilities of language. Transforming empty spans of interstate and inconspicuous small towns into landscapes fertile with wordplay and rampant with irony, McFadden makes letters themselves rearrange and conspire against commonplaces.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by University of Georgia Press (first published April 1st 2008)
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Sarah
Apr 13, 2008 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves words, nature, place, or life
Reading now after hearing poet/author reading Friday night. Run, wheel, longboard, or fly to the nearest copy you can find. Buy extras to give to your friends!
Bryce Emley
this guy, i tell ya. so much word play in these poems. "Horseplay behooves me." that was more of a pun, but there are lots of those too. and anagrammatics.
Aran
Sep 09, 2011 Aran rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
Once I stopped reading it like poetry, I enjoyed it a lot more. Some moments-- the city sonnets were good.
Joe
Jul 19, 2009 Joe rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008, poetry
fun word magic.
Allen
wordplay galore
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