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And For My Next Trick
by Brian Rosenberger (Goodreads Author)
"With his twists and turns in poems like "Spaghetti Sauce" and "The Tenth Commandment" Brian Rosenberger is the modern-day Saki of the poetry world. In "9 to 5" he dumps on the workplace ("the suicide crawl of the second hand"). In "State of Decay" (...a tattoo that seemed a good idea at the time") he mourns the waste of his intellect. In the powerful "You Don't Hear the O ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by BeWrite Books
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So much to like in this book of poems. Refreshing, original, finding the lyrical in the everyday, and funny. The rare bleak/emo entries on suicide should have been edited out, as they don't fit the overall mood and texture. There is so much to like here. Really, this is an outstanding book of poetry, and renews my faith in it as readable and relevant. I was going to list my favorites, but that would basically be a table of contents. Rosenberger is the funny guy with the dark humor you'd love to ...more
I was lucky enough to win this poetry book in one of the give-aways! I really enjoyed this collection of poetry. I also found that the author & I shared some similar interest (metal head and horror film fan - and yes even wrestling fan!)which I think helped me connect with the tone of some of the entries. All in all - I really liked this book! \m/
Brian Rosenberger lives in a cellar in Marietta, GA and writes by the light of captured fireflies. He is the author of As the Worm Turns, a collection of short stories, and three poetry collections - Poems that go SPLAT, And For My Next Trick and Scream For Me. His writing has appeared in numerous print and online magazines and anthologies.More about Brian Rosenberger...