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My wife started calling herself “La Gatta” (the cat). She signs all of her email correspondence this way. Her co-workers even call her La Gatta. I have nothing against this nickname. Cats are my favorite animals in the world. Nicknames should form organically. I’ve never known anyone who jus...more
E-chap, 20 pages
Published 2008 by Scantily Clad Press
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Prashant
Read the whole thing just in the expectation
that something with sense may come up.
Got nothing in the end
and i am feeling seriously dejected.

if this is poetry
what this guy writes.
then I am pretty sure
that i can write it too.

got a free e-book, the title seemed interesting
and thought of giving it a shot.
Why the hell this guy wrote this book
and who the hell reads them!!
Deanna
I'm not fond of the journal-like style of Trigilio's writing. While other reviews indicate to me that this technique has really captured the interest of some readers, I couldn't buy into it. The pieces are far too simple to feel like conventional poetry, asides from some awkward line breaks & very little connection to the previous line or stanza. It appears that he tries to be witty within the simplicity of his stories, but too often these attempts fall flat.

I will commend him on some of his...more
Slayermel
Jan 08, 2011 Slayermel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
This collection of poetry reads like Journal entries and had me in stitches. Very clever! Tony Trigilio has a very interesting way of putting his daily observations and encounters on paper. I really enjoyed his straight to the point sense of humour.
Short, quick read :0)
Plus I think the title is really funny!
Safae
Wow I've read two bad books in a row, what's happening to the world?
Those were poems right? WRONG, there is no rhyme in them, no nothing.
I pity myself for reading this.
Ashley
Short ponderings on daily happenings that anyone can relate to and chuckle about.
Rebecca A. Rogers
This wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, based on the title, but it was light-hearted and realistic. Most of the poems read like journal entries and were based on everyday events--stubbing a toe, cleaning up cat vomit, the subway smelling like pee. I laughed out loud at the one about getting hit by a bagel, especially when I read the ending lines:

This isn't a beer commercial
or a Drew Barrymore movie
I was hit by a bagel


If you're looking for a quick read (only 20 pages) in contemporary poetr...more
Karen
This is a collection of just short observations from a man who's got a dry sense of humor and tends to take things pretty likely. It's a fun, short, and take-it-as-it-is kind of read so really it's just pure enjoyment of the forgettable kind
Cheryl
Very short but enjoyable read.

*My opinions are my own but the e-book was provided free through Barnes and Noble's Nook Library.
Myranda
Quite the observer. He finds humor in even the oddest of situations i.e. the bagel

short and charming read, left me wanting more
Cody
Apr 23, 2008 Cody rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Holden Caufield
Funny but in a very quirky way! This guy is hot. Can't wait to read more of him. Think Seinfield meets J.D. Salinger.
Nura
Ini buku puisi apa catatan harian ya? nggak ada puitisnya acan-acan. atau guenya yang dodol ya #eh?
Tazitazitazi
English/Hrvatski

Finally an OK ebook.

Napokon dobra elektronička knjiga.
Sidra
Dec 23, 2012 Sidra rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: ebook
Well doesn't really life consist of a series of small, random complaints?
Jummi Bronson
Clearly interesting, interestingly enough it looks like a part of my books..
Nina
May 16, 2011 Nina added it
Sad that this was so short because I really enjoyed it!
M. Shannon
I loved this poerty. Great, everyday thoughts on life.
Lexy Nuesch
A set of somewhat comical poems. A nice short read.
Pia
I'm not sure about what I feel towards this book.
Gabby
This books was boring...
Deviant Geek
funny in a sad way
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Tony Trigilio's newest books are The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 1 (BlazeVOX Books, 2014), White Noise (Apostrophe Books, 2013), and, as editor, Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (Ahsahta Press, 2014). His other books include the poetry collections Historic Diary (BlazeVOX, 2011) and The Lama's English Lessons (Three Candles, 2006); the chapbooks With the Memory, Which is Enormous...more
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