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Carnival

Author: Jason Bredle
Publisher: Akron, Ohio : University Of Akron Press, ©2012.
Series: Akron series in poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jason Bredle's poems approach the world like a haunted cat approaches a glacier, curious and itchy with strangeness. In Carnival, he skates paratactically between states of being: levity, heart-holes, licks of darkness, lovesickness and werewolfishness. Bredle's gift as a poet is to traverse and re-traverse one looking glass in ten different moods. When he goes through it, we are taken.-Melissa Broder"--
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Bredle
ISBN: 9781937378172 1937378179 9781937378189 1937378187
OCLC Number: 748331830
Notes: Poems.
Description: 65 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Akron series in poetry.
Responsibility: Jason Bredle.

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"Jason Bredle's poems approach the world like a haunted cat approaches a glacier, curious and itchy with strangeness. In Carnival, he skates paratactically between states of being: levity, heart-holes, licks of darkness, lovesickness and werewolfishness. Bredle's gift as a poet is to traverse and re-traverse one looking glass in ten different moods. When he goes through it, we are taken.-Melissa Broder"--

"Steeped in a high-octane mythos, Jason Bredle's Carnival lets every inch of the world surge with delight and sorrow. The result is a collection of poems that thrills by framing an accurate snapshot of the human condition at its most absurd and joyful. This is book where boundaries don't exist, where people just might bring onions and Grand Marnier to the beach or a transient may be spotted spooning a raccoon in a back yard, and we are all the happier for it"--

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Amusing but limited

by jcorelis (WorldCat user published 2013-01-21) Good Permalink

This book includes about 60 half-page prose/poems, all written in a style that's sort of like a surreal stand-up comic routine. The language is vivid and clear, and there are some good lines and clever surprises, but I found that the style and to a great extent the content of these pieces lacked...
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