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Sad Little Breathing Machine by Matthea Harvey
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Jan 29, 2012

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

An (anti)hero's journey from birth to death, told in 6 sections. Some poems -- esp. the prose poems -- are a lot of fun and wryly funny. Others seem to be playing some constraint-based game I don't understand. Best section is "Introduction to Narrative" and its play with storytelling. Favorite poem -- "Address to an Absent Flea," in which a reader misses the flea that acted as a moveable punctuation mark --
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