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For All These Wretched, Beautiful, & Insignificant Things So Uselessly & Carelessly Destroyed...

4.64 of 5 stars 4.64  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  7 reviews
"The title says it all: this book is full of beautiful, wretched, and useless things that, like everything, are doomed. It's about this one simple truth that we all must face: finding joy even as we slowly fade." - Hosho McCreesh
Paperback, 52 pages
Published September 18th 2008 by sunnyoutside
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Don’t let the title of this book, or the those of the 20 poems in this collection, fool you. Hosho McCreesh is razor sharp in his poetry. Not a word is wasted. And flying through all 20 in one sitting, you get caught up in McCreeh’s view of the world. It’s soaked in whiskey-and-wine and the disappointment of every challenge that we’ll never be able to overcome. Yet, it has a beauty to it, like a good Mark Lanegan song.

In the first nine poems, McCreesh has an axe to grind. Not with you, or me for...more
Mel Bosworth
Hosho McCreesh is mad at us. Because we’re dummies. Because we’re big, dumb animals. And we’re missing out on the simple things. The good things. The beautiful things. Because we’re living our lives poorly. We’re being selfish and destructive. Maybe because we think we have no other choice.

I read this book just before I went to sleep, and I was pleasantly wowed. The language is clean, clear, and brilliant. It’s a quick read, with poem titles nearly as long as the poems themselves. There is a sad...more
Jason Fisk
It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve read a book of poetry. I used to love it, write it, and just plain absorb it, but somehow, someway, I’ve fallen away from it. I recently won HoSho McCreesh’s latest, For All These Wretched, Beautiful, & Insignificant Things So Uselessly & Carelessly Destroyed, and I got it in the mail today. I opened it, thumbed through it, and then put it down for later. My internal monologue went something like this: “I’ll read it later.” “But when?” “Lat...more
Edward Rathke
This was a great way to start my day. I just bought this on Saturday and it always feels good to knock a book out rather than add it to the evergrowing monster that is the to-read pile. But I'm so glad I read this. Utterly beautiful and fascinating stuff.

Highly recommended.
Leah Angstman
Nov 06, 2008 Leah Angstman rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: poetry lovers
Recommended to Leah by: i know the author
Jun 14, 2011 Hosho rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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"& what if she would've just taken the ear." 1 3 May 29, 2011 11:41PM  
Hosho McCreesh is currently writing & painting in the unrivaled gypsum & caliche badlands of the American Southwest. His work has appeared widely in print, audio, & online.
More about Hosho McCreesh...
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