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Hardscrabble : poems

Author: Kevin McFadden
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Series: VQR poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : English
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Playful and rich, formally inventive, funny and wry, McFadden's poems examine American identity through the latent possibilities of language. Transforming empty spans of interstate and inconspicuous small towns into landscapes fertile with wordplay and rampant with irony, McFadden makes letters themselves rearrange and conspire against commonplaces. -- Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin McFadden
ISBN: 9780820331188 082033118X
OCLC Number: 180576605
Description: x, 104 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Is --
A Dance Theater of Mutts --
I.e. --
A Hut of Cretins --
Meditate Sea to Sea --
Drift --
It's a Cue, the Name --
Famed Cities --
Statue --
Another Untied Shoe --
It's Tarmac --
A Fete --
A French Statue --
Media --
Toes --
It Has an I --
Feet --
Diet Meats --
Court Seated --
Time --
No-Fat Ice --
At Rushmore --
The Faucet --
Die Satan! --
It's Smut --
Ears --
Hate --
A Tone Deficit --
To the African Muse --
Idea --
Test of Merit --
Data --
Astute Chinese Aside --
Authentic --
Meta-Forest.
Series Title: VQR poetry series.
Responsibility: by Kevin McFadden.
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These limber, overcaffeinated poems spring off the page like Olympic athletes, their motto not 'Faster, Higher, Stronger' but 'Smarter, Funnier, Wiser.' The stadium in which they run and leap is Read more...

 
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