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Like moonlight, McCann’s attention gives weird clarity and an alien glow to post-industrial landscapes and human interiors. These poems are startling and irreverent, but also emotional and approachable. They uncivilize us into seeing the world as both ruin and possibility: “It was danger/ gave them life/ but damage/ makes us shine.”

Anthony McCann is a graduate of the Iowa...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Wave Books
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Moongarden was fantastic. I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in current poetry. His patterns of cause and effect never quite align which really drams the read in. McCann destabilizes the reader's world as he is simultaneously creating the world of the poem
i read this book last semester and i am now fortunate enough to be TAing for Anthony. He is a wonderful poet/teacher and anyone interested in poetry should really read this.
how did I not know about this before, is the question I'm asking everyone
Oh my golly. A slow pitch right up my fuckin' alley.
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Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of I ♥ Your Fate (forthcoming from Wave Books in 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these two collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader! (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He has taught Engli...more
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