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- DescriptionHe's a poet for our time like Ginsberg was for his. --Eileen Myles Conrad's work shows us that the body itself is the first source of alienation and estrangement from the self, and is thus the true subject of poetry. Only by engaging this body ...can we achieve transport. --Bookforum What is the best Love you've ever had in this world? Be quiet while thinking about that Love. If someone comes along and starts talking, quietly shoo them away, you're busy, you're a poet with a penny in your mouth...Now get your pen and paper and write about POVERTY, write line after line about starvation and deprivation from the voice of one who has been Loved in this world. CAConrad's (Soma)tic exercises desire to literally crack open existence as we kw it. A Beautiful Marsupial Afteron is an essential how-to book for anyone interested in breaking through their perceived limitations to become a more politically and physically engaged writer. Incorporating urthodox steps in the writing process, these twenty-seven exercises and their corresponding poems confirm Conrad's unwavering belief in poetry as a necessary practice for being. CAConrad, a 2011 PEW Fellow in the Arts, is the author of five books of poetry, including The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010/Chax Press, 2009). He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Author BiographyCAConrad is the author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon, The Book of Frank, Advanced Elvis Course, (Soma)tic Midge, Deviant Propulsion, and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined. The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.
- PublisherWave Books
- Date of Publication19/04/2012
- Place of PublicationSeattle
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWave Books
- Weight628 g
- Width203 mm
- Height267 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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