Kindle Pdf My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge Î Paul Guest –

Kindle Pdf My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge Î Paul Guest –

Killed me Reading the obituary or Mr Kondrackie was sad though he once beat me with his cane Bandscheiben-Leiden - Was tun?: Mit den besten bungen fr den Alltag for guessing wrong We all have ouraults I thinkI m not clever enough with poetry to explain why that grips me so hard but pretty much every poem in the volume does it to me Guest has been paraplegic since age 12 and writes with a stick in his mouth Many of the poems convey the anger Lady Janes Nemesis frustration and sexual longing that you might expectrom someone whose physical abilities are so much limited than his emotional and intellectual ones He published a memoir in 2010 One More Theory About Happiness I can t wait to read it when askedto name what I couldn t live withoutwere I marooned on a desert islandI say viable organs Not a book and its pagesslipping A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family from cheap bindingand not an albumthat s not an albumbut summer s totemoreverand not one deft loverand not the red ringletsof her hair let down in a grotto beside the seaTo be consigned thereto that island that hometo the Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada fetish of consolationis nothing I ever wantto want To be stripped of desireas if it were a bandageBut here in the night made of alarmsa train shamblesthrough the darkand it s hard to hear the trees speakingthe language we madefor them Or I didthinking of youwho taught me regretThere are nights when I dreamof stolen orangesHow we ran away with the sun in our armsAnd there are nightswhen I can t speaknot even to the windin the strange tongue of the dark pine trees. Of new work to cheer about” Guest'sirst book The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World won the 2002 New Issues Prize in Poetry and his second book Notes or My Body Double won the 2006 Prairie Schooner Book Prize His memoir One More Theory About Happiness will be available in May 201.

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Of the collection he hides his anger with irony and a kind of discursiveness so popular in poetry today After a while however he seems to no longer be able to avoid the issue and trips off into antasies of if I still had a Before You functioning body and the like He dreams about affairs and slowly grows pissed off about people s attitudes toward him All the while his pacing remains brilliant and his turns of phrase endlessly uniue though sometimes at the borders of nonsense By the end the self pity is a little overwhelming and you realize this is not a man you would want to hang out with but it is one whose next book will be read cover to cover as well I have to admit I m not the world s most patient reader of poetry I get bored kind of uickly if the poems are too esoteric and I have a hard time with sing song rhyming schemes Myavorites are Dryden and Pope with a little Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath thrown in I ve tried to expand my range but attempts often end in half A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 finished books and aeeling of Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, failure All of which is to say that I was really amazed when I startedlipping through this book at a poetry bookstore Open Books in Seattle The opening lines of each poem not only set the tone but somehow capture you right away like this one Stupid men jokes from Oblivion Letter Home 2 Thanksor the cucumber lotion and coupons you cut out of the Sunday paper though I had to bury them in an old thermos or sink them with bricks and twine so nobody. Nt collection a compendium of honesty strange beauty and pain poems Louis Gluck calls “urgent and moving” and Robert Haas calls “vibrant with news of the world seen rom an angle of experience not available to most of us” Mary Karr says “Guest is a spirit to be reckoned with Here’s a body.

A powerful poetic eye that switches between microscope and telescope to see the everyday in vivid and challenging context It s a good book I like Guest s dense linked writing style although it took a ew poems to get used to it This book has been recommended to me many times I often see it at bookstores and I ve even seen people I don t know reading it Almost every poem is one stanza and there were some times I really could have used a stanza break to catch my breath Overall one stanza suits the dense waterfalling words Although I like Guest s poem titles when they are specific User s Guide to Physical Debilitation and Elegy The Benn Diaries Vol. 2 for the Lumbering Monster I don t like the titles that could be exchangedor other titles Poem Written to Replace Another and Poem Written Outside Wintry MixMy Macroeconomics favorites in this bookBad Mood This poem really captures the bad mood Some days justeel like everything is wrongValentine There are stanzas in this poem I like the dreaminess of the poem and love how he describes himself on the ocean Out floor with a shell and clawsMy Crush The description of pain in the body as shimmering and the spinesull of wire were beautiful There is a gorgeous longing in thisJob This poem is really The Hero (Thunder Point, funny and sad I love poems about working in an office In many ways this is aantastic piece of work The author has been paralyzed Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (Longarm, from the neck downor many years and is still uite pissed off about it In the irst half. “A Paul Guest poem likes to pull out ast in the The Eight Human Talents first line then zigzagrom one eye opening image to another A high speed innervating trip all the way” Dallas Morning News Whiting Award winning and acclaimed poet Paul Guest’s My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge is an audaciously brillia.

Paul Guest's first book The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World won the 2002 New Issues Prize in Poetry and his second book Notes for My Body Double won the 2006 Prairie Schooner Book Prize In 2010 Ecco will publish his memoir One More Theory About Happiness The recipient of a 2007 Whiting Award he is a visiting professor of English at the University of West Georgia

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