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6 weeks of white castle /n rust is a collection of poems which takes the gravity of the post-industrial American Mid-West as its subject. The poems are the brutal, often humorous conjurings of a world populated by waitresses, dead-end wages and ghosts. Built from the scrap, wreckage and junk typical of places defined by their decay and abandon, DiSabatino's world of rust a ...more
Paperback, First edition, 144 pages
Published September 1st 2017 by Émigré
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Fede
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I won this book through a giveaway here on Goodreads.

6 weeks of white castle /n rust presents a good collection of poetry written by B. T. DiSabatino.
To tell the truth, I didn't understand all the pieces, some left me confused or indifferent, however I really enjoyed others and, generally speaking, I liked the atmosphere that the author was able to create trough his words.

Moreover, I would have given a whole star only for the well-finished package that contained the book, it was truly nice.

I wo
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Elliott Purchase
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
“No one tells you Rome is ending” the excerpt on the back page reads “until you’re standing alone in a coliseum where a city had been.” 6 weeks of white castle /n rust offers an intriguing introspection into a forgotten mid-west Americana, the abandoned corners of a decaying age and the souls who haunt the diners and dive bars within.
Author Brandon Thomas DiSabatino wastes no time in taking us there. The book opens with prelude to rain songs. The first sight of DiSabatino’s world is one of “b
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Shaaer
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
To be honest, I didn't understand at least half of the book.
But whatever I understood, that was marvelous
Jan Landers
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Probably the best book of poetry I've read in a decade. Wow.

I got a copy of this book shortly after seeing a play written by this author last month, called "Sand in A Memphis Glass, or the Grace of a Good Woman," and I didn't really know what to expect, other than it would be likely different from the play (which was a terrific, all-female show!), but given what I found to be incredible, beautiful writing among the characters, I wanted to give it a shot.

Immediately, it's apparent the voices I en
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Liane
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The ones that hit, hit hard.
I read this a a diary, in only the way Brandon could write in a diary. Deeply personal. Although he seems to be detached, just an observer, the care he puts into the descriptions and the imagery shows how much love he still has for this shit-hole town. No one's got empathy for white trash like Brandon.

His plays are also AMAZING. If you like Sam Shepard, he's basically the reincarnation.

I am also QUITE biased.
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Brandon Thomas DiSabatino is an American writer born in Canton, Ohio. His work for the theater has appeared in New York City and Cincinnati. His first play, "Down Among the Vultures," premiered at the 2015 Fringe Festival in Cincinnati, with preview performances in New York City. He contributed to the immersive theatrical experience "In White Castle Pain Thrives," in conjunction with Mie Hansson. ...more
“no one tells you rome is ending until you're the last one standing alone in a coliseum where a city had been.” 5 likes
“i remember el salvador, /n it’s horse shit, like i tell you.
i stopped chasing the messiahs /n madonnas - wised up,
set myself straight.
i’ve laid em /n balled em in every half-way house south of biloxi,
every 10 cent bed west of tulsa, fucked /n slobbered myself stupid on swingsets, greyhounds
/n gas station floors the world over.
i’ve split em in half
from head to ass
in elevator shafts, plus-size fitting rooms,
in the lobbies of sheraton inns
/n kfc parking lots - fucked em everywhere
every way that i could.
someone else can fuck em now.
i’m done w/ el salvador.
i know her militias
her perfume, munitions,
her missing hubcaps /n posters of paris.
i know her goyas, her barricades,
her paintboxes
/n bookshelves
of baudelaire,
her banners, her bullshit /n paris can keep her.”
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