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The Breakfast Machine

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

"Inside The Breakfast Machine a chicken on squeaky tin legs is cooking eggs and a squirrel plays tape-recorded birdsong from a tree. The Horsemen of the Apocalypse gallop into town as cowboys, and the fate of the world is decided by a game of cards." The Breakfast Machine is driven by the transformations of fairytale where the dark corners of childhood are explored and fou

Paperback, 62 pages
Published October 20th 2010 by Bloodaxe Books
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Phillip Goodman
30 pages in and this is already one of the best collections i have ever red, the imagery is utterly bizarre, in an extremely dark dreamlike way, but leaving room for some strange sort of almost anti-wackiness which is very refreshing, this is art poetry for the jaded....possibly, it is also very literate, and more than a collection, it feels extremely like a complete work, one poem, though different from the previous one, follows on from it, picking up something thematic or linguistic and runnin ...more
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it

All of the poems place you in a world that is confusing yet recognisable. They leave you feeling like you have just stepped out of a dream - you sort of know what happened, but you couldn't explain it to someone else. Like a fairytale, there are dark moments scattered with enough light that you still want to exist there. Beautiful.
Dec 29, 2012 rated it liked it
The dolls and mice soundly beat the drum in this entertaining collection
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Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
the poems are mostly very static sketches of moments in time,they are very atmospheric and some of the imagery is unsettling and gorgeous in equal measure.
David Chang
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Strange, lyrical and beautiful.
Her poems stay with you and draw you back
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