- Paperback: 78 pages
- Publisher: Mayapple Press (July 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936419289
- ISBN-13: 978-1936419289
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,026,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist
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What joy. What uncompromised and uncomplicated pleasure without the pretense of the huzzah, Lafemina says in his prose poem, "The Exuberance of a Well-Timed Yay". That s how I feel while reading "Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist". In this volume LaFemina weds old-school existential profundity with contemporary wit, and, in the process, establishes himself as one of the best prose poets writing today. --Peter Johnson
The lonely characters that yearn for others shadows that inhabit LaFemina's world escape from the dangerously mundane by zeroing in on the extraordinary details they overhear as these shadows relate their nostalgia for an ordinary life far out of the spotlight. --Gian Lombardo
About the Author
Poet, prose poet, fiction writer, literary arts activist, professor, editor and musician, Gerry LaFemina is the author of eleven books. He's received fellowships from the Irving Gilmore Emerging Artists Fund and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, awards from the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and the Bordighera Foundation as well as a Pushcart Prize. He directs the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University where he is an Associate Professor of English.
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