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Begin Anywhere Paperback – September 1, 2008
The lines in these wise, funny, often startlingly sad poems nudge and jostle each other coltishly, and no wonder: they are the foals of Head and Heart, two mighty steeds to draw the reader’s chariot out of the well-trodden way and straight to poetry’s palace of gold, its realm of the blesséd.”David Kirby
"Giampietro spends some quality time here interrogating his own appealingly quixotic soul. And like the best performance artists, this dissection implicates his audience, asking us to thoroughly consider what it means to be a friend, lover or parent. Giampietro constructs these questions with exceptional heart and verbal glamour. I love this book. It puts the human back in being." Erin Belieu
About the Author
Frank Giampietro the creator of the online poetry journals, La Fovea and Poems by Heart. His poetry, short short fiction, nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in journals including 32 Poems, American Book Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, Cimarron Review, CutBank, FENCE, Hayden's Ferry, Narrative, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Subtropics, and Rain Taxi. Awards for his writing include a Florida Book Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and fellowships from The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. He received his PhD in English from Florida State University in August, 2010 and was the 2010-2012 resident scholar at The Southern Review. Currently, he serves as the managing editor of Alice James Books in Farmington, Maine.
Top Customer Reviews
I adore Giampietro's debut collection -- his dark and often hilarious take on the morbidity of suburbia and what it means to be a father, a man, and a voice. A great wholly contemporary American poet emerges.