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4.69  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  12 reviews
"The voice of this book. It has everything I want and yet I really can't explain it. It's hurt shit. A laugh that ends with a turned head and a teary eye. Each poem sings for lost unknowns to come home. It's funny, straightforward, absurd, sad, and, ultimately, true in the way that only art can be . . . Say hello to the gay Rodney Dangerfield. Say hello to the Boom Doctor. ...more
Paperback, 69 pages
Published February 14th 2019 by CLASH Books
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Troy
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Dope Boy is unfuckwithable. These poems are incredible. I read the book straight through and loved every second of it. Intelligent poems, written with clarity and heart. As Sam Pink said, A gay Rodney Dangerfield--and I'd wager an ounce of a straight Jean Genet, though that's impossible, right? But that's how this fucking book feels. Impossible.
Sam Pink
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
a goon of the highest quality. a good fibered goon. there will be less and less books with this kind of spirit. i look forward to smiling at it lazily and remembering the good ol days, as the nukes begin to land.
Daniel
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These poems seem to constantly self-destruct and rise out of their rubble. They are abrasive/tender. They are foggy/clear. They are funny/deadly. They ask if this is making any sense, but really BBDB knows that sometimes all that's necessary is to be present. He writes: "I don't know why someone / Loves someone / I don't know why / The jackal fails." He also writes: "what doesn’t look doomed, walking through its ruins?" And this is where we are, where we've always been, in every remake and every ...more
Derick
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
bbdb is the trickster virgil to your sorry dante, both leading you through & losing you in the contemporary hellscape of american living
Gary P.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found, and deeply related to, BBDB’s poetry and prose prior to the release of his first book, FOGHORN LEGHORN. In particular, I appreciated his form and varied approaches, his humor, his vulnerability. I’d relished pieces like ‘Mrs. Doubtfire 2’ and the various parts of ‘69 Remakes’ with a sense of giddy satisfaction. Then he posted ‘Your First Real Boyfriend’ online, which, in my opinion, is an astute commentary on a particular kind of dating culture/situation that a lot of gay men (and women ...more
Peter
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
i'm happy to read a book of gay poetry that isn't about coming out to your father as a flower blooms in a desert or some kind of stupid gay shit like that, and is instead about finding your father in a cupboard and eating him alive. like, thank god.

the collection can be a bit hit or miss - the strongest moments for me seemed to draw from his personal history, like cumming on a jockstrap for money or calling a locksmith and fucking in a bathroom. the voice is sincere and spot on, but
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Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
BBDB is the real deal, a true blue, doesn’t-give-a-fuck-what-you-think kind of writer (and person) that this dark, complacent world is screaming out for. Alternately caustic and tender, abrasive and seductive, Foghorn Leghorn ruthlessly excavates notions of masculinity, pop culture, language, desire, shame and defiance, blowing past the bullshit to reach a bloodied & bruised but miraculously still beating heart. We should all thank God for empowering the Dope Boy to not fall prey to the agen ...more
Zac Smith
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
the cover and the 69 page count are, i think, effective misdirections, making you think this might be a boringly 'transgressive' work, whereas instead, this is a very serious, coherent, and mature book. i don't have the vocab to appreciate most of the sonnets as much as a smarter, more well-read person could, and i like seeing a very "serious" approach to poetry live within the same work as more "postmodern/alternative" poetry. i like the part about rodney dangerfield and the part of mrs. doubtf ...more
justin louie
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
this guy writes sonnets that will dropkick you into a black hole
David Catney
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
he's finally come for us all.
Ted Prokash
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved the filthy cover. Love homoerotic allusions of all kinds. Also told by the keen and authoritative Joyless House Publishing that there's some word-poems in here. See: https://www.joylesshousepublishing.co...
ssol
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can't type it out right now but I loved "Hologram Baby." It's incredibly stupid not to mention toxic to rate books, but the imagery was not quite my taste; red meat where I'm a vegetarian. Applause.
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