- Paperback: 348 pages
- Publisher: Black Sparrow Press; Later Printing edition (April 19, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0876857446
- ISBN-13: 978-0876857441
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #867,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is my favorite collection from wild woman Wakoski because of its combinations of elements and its dark humor. Music is infused throughout the poems, with Beethoven presented as an angry father figure. The father motif is echoed and universalized in poems about George Washington who was "dull or hard to talk to," and of course THAT isn't classical." The King of Spain symbolizes the mysterious lover, a kind of Melrose-Place man who is ever the dream but never there to change the furnace filters when you need him to. A bawdy, smart and sassy collection with occasional twists of poignance that will wring your heart.
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Her recent Emerald City of Las Vegas proves her to be "a prolific writer whose free verse proclamations and search for mythic meaning in modern America bring her close to the Beats" (LJ 8/95).
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I loved being with all these good writers. It was so much fun, and a learning experience.
I have a book up on Amazon, with my old poems (most of the poems I wrote for your class are lost except the final one, the one you seemed to like), plus two short stories and trivia. It's not up on Kindle yet, but I intend to do so, so you can get it pretty cheap.
It is called "A Dozen Poems Au Cafe Noir" by b.j. Robbins. Bruce is my name. Hope this gets to you and you are in good health.