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Poetry. "TALK POETRY is so hot. High bandwidth textblocks buzz with wonderful conversations. Verbal quadrats frame teeming diversifications. It's just gorgeous...Don't let this one slip through your fingers. Unmissable"--Randolph Healy.
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Published June 30th 2007 by Miami University Press
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Mairead Byrne’s collection of prose poems Talk Poetry is going on three years old but it’s still as fresh as the smell of a new car. I love the green cover: Think energy. Think breath mints for the brain.

Like a lot of her fans, I discovered Mairead Byrne’s poetry through her blog, which houses a number of the poems in the collection. One of the first striking things is the voice – funny, open, and ready to take on the world. Everything is fair game, even terrorism, as in this excerpt from “The
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We Went To the Moon

We went to the Moon. We wore puffy suits & boots. We had a lunar module.

We collected Moon rock. We bounced around. Later we had a roving vehicle.

Some people said it was a set-up. That it was done in a TV studio. That there should have been stars & the flag moved.

It was a long time ago now, forty years. We went back a few times but then we stopped. There was no atmosphere. The sky was black. Everything was there but it wasn't much.

When I saw the pale sketch of the moon
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Byrne is not one to take herself too seriously or to underestimate the serious intent of good comedy. Read her and you may find yourself looking at your everyday routine at a different slant. Don't be afraid.
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