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Product Details

  • Series: New Issues Poetry & Prose
  • Paperback: 65 pages
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose; 2 Enlarged edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930974353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930974357
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,977,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Rybicki has a hurricane-heart, a hammer-heart, ...just waiting to be unleashed upon this perhaps-undeserving world." -- Rick Bass

"Rybicki ignites the page. ...I have copied out lines from his poems and kept them on my desk for years." -- Amy Hempel

"Rybicki's [a] poet whose individual poems seem like autobiographical fragments still hurtling apart from some personal Big Bang." -- Stuart Dybek

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Perhaps the most intriguing book of poems to come out of Detroit since Phillip Levine and Jim Daniels. Hard-nosed city poems matched with lyrical country poems. Poems of work, love, family, struggle against illness. Funny, tender, full of poignant longing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
Rybicki is a god. There is nothing else to say. His poems are modern, so be prepared - he does things with language that are beautiful and spectacualar and terrifying and enthralling. If you have been taught by this man, they you know that there are no words. Except, perhaps, that the two-headed monster has a lot to teach you. Rybicki is one head. For the other head, go find Pete Markus' books. Buy these together, read, add tears, stir.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 14, 1999
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There is no real way to review this book without sounding like a fanatic, or to tell you to buy it without making you feel ashamed at not having done so yet. It cuts my breath short to think of ever living without having read this book, so great is the energy I pull from the words. I carry this book with me on long trips, from fear that I might die without having Rybicki's words nearby.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Hollander on November 7, 2008
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These poems will probably change your life. I say probably because poetry is a funny animal that you can declaw just by assuming you won't get much out of it. But let yourself be scratched, even a little. Rybicki has a way of entering the bloodstream and staying there.
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