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Published 2008 by Scantily Clad Press

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Kristen Shaw
Jun 04, 2009 Kristen Shaw rated it really liked it
I am drawn to poetry that is abstract. Images and pre-conscious experiences pulled out into poetry are not easily translated into words, or immediately accessible, and since when does poetry have to be universally engaging? I like the challenge of these words. I like that there is a distance between the words and the reader. For me, this distance is breached suddenly and violently by particular phrases and sounds. I love 'recovery,' it smacked me in the face.
Jul 29, 2008 Meen rated it did not like it
Recommended to Meen by: Scantily Clad Press via Brooklyn Copeland
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Perhaps I am too literal-minded to "appreciate" abstraction, but I just didn't "get" most of these poems. They did not speak to me; they did not effect me, except to make me feel confused and hopelessly plebeian for being confused. And then I remembered something Donna Hightower Langston wrote in this bridge we call home: "Writing that uses language that excludes most [people] is not feminist... why not write in formats that engage rather than exclude?" I am reminded that writing is for me a who ...more
Feb 26, 2008 W.B. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to W.B. by: Wm Blake's sunflower
I have a fetish for small poems done exceedingly well.

Andrew has fed my paraphilia (several times) with this book.

Also, the love poem "Sophie" is particularly beautiful.

Kodos and kudos.

Wait, fuck Kodos. Vote for Kang. He's more libertarian!
Drew Kunz
These eight abrupt poems break apart our habitual expectations and never let us drift... they take us where "gifts bosom/of opened theme amid mind" and "every tree is its own apocalypse".
Jul 01, 2010 Miriam marked it as to-read
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Scantilyclad is not loading for me right now, so I'll have to come back to this another time.
Noran Miss Pumkin
Dec 15, 2008 Noran Miss Pumkin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Can read free on-line-one poem per page-short and bittersweet. That last is the best for me-the last line lingered for me.
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Andrew Lundwall's poetry has appeared in numerous print and electronic literary journals internationally, including La Petite Zine, RealPoetik, Tight, Action Yes, indefinite space, Seven Corners, PFS Post, Big Bridge, Shampoo, Moria, Near South, Miami Sun Post's Mad Love, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Otoliths, rock heals, and Blazevox. He has released four chapbooks, klang, hono ...more
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