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Tax-Dollar Super-Sonnet (2008–1953) by George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Dwight D. Eisenhower, with Nicole Mauro. Mauro collaborates with past presidents, utilizing their verbatim text, which she has culled from past Presidents' speeches.

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Published April 1st 2009 by Pendergast Press/Dusie
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May 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Chapbooks are not only becoming a popular means for placing new
works before the public in a time when publishing houses are tightening the belt
that surrounds us all, but the format of Chapbooks is becoming an art form in
itself. Witness the current work of Nicole Mauro, TAX-DOLLAR SUPER-SONNET.
This bitingly clever collection of verse is described by the author as ‘a limited
edition chap written by me and nine of the most recent US Presidents, and
designed, published and distributed by
Kathrin Schaeppi
Tax-dollar Super Sonnet by Nicole Mauro


Pages tiny “x’s” scattered. At first I think stars, then I think crosses…on churches, in cemeteries. Soldiers “x’ed” out.

Poems for/from X presidents (their words appear verbatim): Bush, Clinton, W. Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower.

With this poetry rebel Nicole Mauro has constructed a symbol. After years of hand on heart facing the red and white stripes hung in the corner of your classroom, how many of you can
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Nicole Mauro has published poems and criticism in numerous journals, including How2, Jacket, and Western Humanities Review. She is the author of six chapbooks, one full-length collection, The Contortions (Dusie Books, 2009), and is the co-editor of an interdisciplinary book about sidewalks titled Intersection: Sidewalks and Public Space (with Marci Nelligan, ChainArts, 2008). Her second full-lengt ...more

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