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Poetry. "What's at stake in this book is nothing less than the fascination and frustration informing the felt distance between printed word and peopled world. With Pope-like precision, Pusateri would parlay 'the me who is he' into a quick-witted poetic for our precarious times, each pointed sentence pointing up both an artifice 'illuminated by its own refrain' and the shar ...more
Paperback, 70 pages
Published March 3rd 2008 by BlazeVOX Books (Buffalo, NY)
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anon by Chris Pusateri - BlazeVOX Books / 1934289671 / 76pps /

If Piccasso were a poet, this would be his signature. Juxtaposed mismatched fragments of observation and generalization lain into quick paragraphs of Burroughsesque tellings that, as a whole, splendidly jive. The snippets of quasi-philosophical thought, as in “chapter 1.1” where we are informed “West is not west if you’re west, south or north of it.” for some reason had me thinking of The Wizard of Oz’s Scarecrow. Then “The senior a
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Chris Pusateri is the author of several books of poetry, most recently Common Time (Steerage Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the Colorado Book Award. His poetry and critical prose appears in many periodicals in the US and elsewhere, including American Letters & Commentary, Chicago Review, Jacket, Verse, Poetry Wales and others. A former resident of London, Mexico City and Kingston (J ...more
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