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Disco Prairie Social Aid and Pleasure Club by Dara Wier
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bookshelves: poetry, artists-books

This is the type of bk that's the delight of bibliophiles such as myself. Simultaneously simple in terms of its organizing principles & complex in terms of the social outreach that its production must've involved, it's delightful in various ways. It has those little touches that bibliophiles appreciate: a built-in bookmark, good for keeping the place of a favorite poem excerpt, & a "Memorandum" section at the rear, good for adding notes. These touches encourage the interactive.

I used the bkmark in my copy to mark the pp where entry 116 is: the only excerpt that has much visual identity outside the usual left-justified lines in English, the only visual poem - in this case using flag signaling. Amy Catanzano gave me this & her entry jumped out at me:

"My translator microbe is a singular terrain."

Entry 25 reads:

"I am not afraid of Virginia Woolf.
I fear Lidija Dimkovska. Have you heard of her?"

Well.. I 'thought': "I bet that's the name of the person who wrote that." &, upon looking at the index/key at the back, I found that I was correct. This made me laugh (not necessarily LOL - more mentally) as I appreciated it as a way of Dimkovska's calling attn to herself AND associating herself w/ both Albee (the author of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") & Woolf. An elegant bit of humorous self-promo.

The title of this bk alone give the reader a clue that its editors/compilers have an evocative sense of sociable humor. Good onya Lad(ie)s!

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Started Reading
August 28, 2010 – Finished Reading
August 29, 2010 – Shelved
August 29, 2010 – Shelved as: poetry
August 29, 2010 – Shelved as: artists-books

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