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Beyond the Bones

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Poems by Neil Carpathios. This book was a finalist in the 2009 FutureCycle Press Book Prize competition. This edition is in all but extremely minor respects the same as the edition, ISBN 978-1938853258, which supersedes it, except for the manufacturer.
Paperback, 86 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Futurecycle Press
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Donald Armfield
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks-kindle, poetry
Beyond the Bones by Neil Carpathios is brilliant prose with a couple of factoids thrown in the mix, made a poetry masterpiece.

My Son and I Explore the Nature of Suffering The author made me smile with this one. Kids say some of the best things in life.

★The Egg
★Cruelty
★Hunger
★Any Given Sunday
★We Call It Roadkill
★The Voice Inside

★Dear Future " you're reading this before I even finished. You really do care"

★The Obvious Never Tips His Hat "Did I fall through a trapdoor in the sky? Or is that the
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FutureCycle Press
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: futurecycle
We are the publisher, so all of our authors get five stars from us. Excerpts:


INSTEAD OF WRITING A POEM ABOUT WRITING A POEM,
I STEP OUTSIDE AND SMELL THE AIR

Rain-choked worms like severed veins
twist on the sidewalk.
I picture their tiny rooms
underground flooded, their miniature
stoves, books, pots and pans
bobbing up and down,
their furniture like rafts floating.
I wonder when the rain stops
if they find their way back
to assess damages.
Do they weep at the loss?
Do they scavenge to find their sopping
item
...more
Jimmy
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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When I started reading the first poem, "Workers for the Lord," I thought, "Oh man, I hope this isn't going to be some sort of religious poetry book." It was about these "celestial" workers making human souls. It turned out okay though in that it was done in a lighthearted way. But I would have to say there was way too much God talk for my tastes. Or maybe I should correct that to say too much fluffy God talk. The kind you hear from people who believe but have no clue what they are believing in, ...more
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Neil Carpathios earned an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has been awarded various grants and fellowships, including three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Poetry. He currently teaches at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.
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