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The ogre's wife : poems

Author: Ronald Koertge
Publisher: Pasadena, California : Red Hen Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Edition
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Ron Koertge wants to do nothing but delight. Armed with his trademark wit, he introduces readers to Little Red Riding Hood all grown up with a fondness for salsa and chips, explores the thorny relationship of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, spies a Trojan pony and the children it bamboozles, and offers an alternate reading to the Icarus story. He meets Walt Whitman on the set of an X-rated movie, attends his  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Koertge
ISBN: 9781597097239 1597097233
OCLC Number: 828834165
Description: 79 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Little Red Riding Hood: A Memoir --
Traffic --
Field Trip --
Parking Lot at 7th and Main --
Roadside Crèche --
Cincinnati, 1947 --
Trivial --
Rumplestiltskin --
Patrimony --
Occasional Poems --
"Never let your reader's attention wander." --
Aubade --
Hat --
Another muse in stained pajamas --
Sanguine --
Jealousy --
7:00 a.m. flight --
Part 3 --
The ogre's wife --
Tales of the Christian martyrs --
Poetry begins in delight --
Ornithology --
The gingerbread man --
The docent --
Alone --
The Trojan pony --
The invisible man --
Medication guide --
The gardener's Funeral --
The death of Hansel --
Museum of Science & Industry --
Icarus --
Burning the book --
Bad news about my vocation --
Little, small, wee bear --
Jaguar Gentlemen's Club --
A page from the Apocrypha --
Three Haibun --
The cowboy poet considers his uncollected poems --
Photo --
Jack --
"Favorites win only 33% of the time" --
Dear consumer --
Advice to a young poet --
Open at 10:00 a.m. --
The suitors --
The ghost is coughing --
There's this guy with one arm --
Solitude --
Cavafy Latte --
Beauty and the Beast --
Judas Goat --
I like to iron --
Three costumes and one dress --
Walt Whitman in North Hollywood.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Ron Koertge.

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Ron Koertge wants to do nothing but delight. Armed with his trademark wit, he introduces readers to Little Red Riding Hood all grown up with a fondness for salsa and chips, explores the thorny relationship of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, spies a Trojan pony and the children it bamboozles, and offers an alternate reading to the Icarus story. He meets Walt Whitman on the set of an X-rated movie, attends his gardener's funeral, and goes to his beloved race track. Seminal figures from pop mythology speak up in unexpected ways: The Beast, transformed by Beauty, hints that his new life isn't exactly what he expected. Gretel enrolls in night school, the ogre's wife from the beanstalk yarn writes a heart-rending story on her cutting board, and a group of fourth-graders on a field trip encounters Death. Occasionally setting aside free verse, there are couplets about a Bette Davis movie, a sestina about routine blood tests, a villanelle set in a topless bar, and a set of haibun that chronicles an entire day. Reverend Ike and John Lennon said, "Whatever gets you through the night." This book will do just that and carry you right on in to the next day, guaranteed.

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