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The Book Of Clown Baby / Figures From The Big Time Circus Book
Poetry. This is a double collection of playful and surprisingly moving poems rooted in a theme of circus life. THE BOOK OF CLOWN BABY explores the fantasy existence of Gerry LaFemina's character, Clown Baby. Occupied by visions of trick horses, parades and high-wire acts, Clown Baby relates the fantastic to the common reality where he finds himself. Similarly, in the Figur ...more
Published July 15th 2007 by Mayapple Press
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In this flip-book pair of chapbooks, LaFemina takes us through two sides of the circus. In the Clown Baby prose poems, LaFemina makes us face the world through the visage of, yes, a clown baby. In Figures, LaFemina muses upon the connections between the circus and our everyday absurdity. Full of well-timed humor and the sharp barb of good prose, LaFemina reminds us that humor comes from our deepest sense of self and through our connection to the world.
Gerry LaFemina believes poetry is the highest art form; believes everyone should rock out with a guitar at least once--even if they can't play; believes teaching is a calling; believes the New York City subways are beautiful (even if they smell badly); believes in love, bigfoot and other mythic creatures; believes in the power of a good meal, a good night's sleep, good wine, etc; believes laughter ...more