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Poetic Inspiration for Dummies Print on Demand (Paperback) – Import, October 23, 2002
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POETIC INSPIRATION FOR DUMMIES!!
"Absorbing ... Ambitious ... Brave ... Compelling ... Dazzling ... Flamboyant ... Gripping ... Moving ... Propulsive ... Sexy ... Superior ... Superbly readable ... Swift-paced ... Trendy ... Utterly [repeat adjectives]." (Roget's Thesaurus).
"Thank you, Prof. Phake-Potter: you saved my academic career! Since my CV was short on published poetry, I was sure that my bid for ternue here at Florentine State College was doomed. But then I bought a copy of your Poetic Inspiration for Dummies, then following your easy, three-step program. Besides being now amply published (also tenured), I am also so celebrated as a creative genius that I often get invited to appear on TV with the likes of Jay Leno and Oprah. Just think: I owe it ALL to you!" (Dante Alighieri).
"Pictoribus atque poetis semper fuit aequa potestas." (Horace, Count of Cocteau-Breton)
"This book of poetry showed me (on pp. 30-31) how to make $1,026,853. Guaranteed --absolutely. I'm convinced, and now I can't wait to spend it! Thanks, Dr. Potter!" (Karl Marx).
"Audacious ... Bombastic ... Breathtaking ... Captivating ... Chic ... Compulsive ... Engrossing ... Erotic ... Grandiose ... Impelling ... Lofty ... Rhyming (rarely) ... Speedy reading ... Superbly illegible ... Utterly [repeat adjectives]." (Roget's Thesaurus).
"Thanks, Dr. Potter! Now I can finally define what makes for great poetry: comedy and tragedy, dollops of non-sequiturs and peristalsis, catharsis too! Whatever; your poetry sure beats TV!" (Aristotle).
"All-consuming ... Cutting-edge ... Demented ... Disturbing ... Erotic ... High class ... High-pressure ... Luscious ... Mesmerizing ... Page-turner ... Portentous ... Seizure-inducing ... Stalwart ... Superbly disposable ... Utterly [repeat adjectives]." (Roget's Thesaurus).
"We are not amused. But we loved all the naughty bits!" (Queen Victoria).
"Affecting ... Challenging ... Energizing ... Hard-working ... Hip ... Irrepressible ... Irresistible ... Languidly-paced ... Macho ... Manic ... Mawkish ... Over the top ... Self-immolating ... Splashy ... Superbly affordable ... Utterly [repeat adjectives]." (Roget's Thesaurus).
"Dr. Potter's sensitive insights and poetical aperçus have profoundly changed my life. Now infused with tragedy and bathos, I'll never run over a spotted puppy again!" (Saddam Hussein).
"Absorbing! ... Compulsive! ... Erotically-charged! ... Fashionable! ... Flashy! ... Garish! ... Horrific! ... Moving! ... Obsessive! ... Self-destructive! ... Superbly forgettable! ... Twisted! ... Underwhelming! ... Utterly [repeat adjectives]." (Roget's Thesaurus).
"Everything you expect orthodox-modern and post-modernist poetry to be. It has bathetic emotionality, tangled arguments and obscure motives, a sensibility that makes you seasick, and the kind of obsessed writing that makes you want to take your Rhyming Dictionary in the back yard and torch it. Nonetheless, we loved it, and we enthusiastically recommend Potter's truly bent poetry to all aspiring National-Socialist Kulturkämpfer, über alles, die Hitler Jugend!" (Völkischer Beobachter).
"Deeply committed to stream-of-conscious experimentalism, by turns limpid and tortuous, Potter's verses are all 'exquisite corpses.' These convulsive poems constitute an extended series of horrific Franco-American galvanic twitchings. Simulating vitality, Potter releases spasms of ineffectual violence, uncooked scrawls, incoherent complexities, unappetizing coagulates and colloids of opaque imagery à la Rorschach blotches. The author shows a pernicious affection for the murky unconscious, the tinny and the hyperbolic. In short, I loved it! Thanks, Dr. Potter!" (Charles Baudelaire)
"The foreseeable cultural impact in America of publishing a volume of verse like this one may be likened to dropping a single rose petal into the Grand Canyon and languidly waiting for its tiny echo. While we all must grant the premise that poetry is indispensable, Professor H.M.S. Phake-Potter now raises the momentous question as to what." (Wall-Street Journal)
"Poetic Inspiration for Dummies provides a rank bouquet of elusive pensées, culled, garnered, often rudely ripped from the throbbing loins of the overheated Potterian imagination. Recklessly displaying time-weathered flotsam plucked from the raging delirium tremens of an errant creative process, here are the flashy insights lovingly crafted by a would-be Fabergé among all word-smiths. Unmatched perceptions snatched from the forbidden outer limits of all human experience, these hand-polished erections are yanked from the global village of contemporary sentiment. Eschewing taste and sensibility, Potter spews out oversized miniatures, all etched with carbolic acid upon the weaker parts of the mind's numbed membranes." (O.J. Simpson)
"Potter writes poetry with a great moral burden, as if his was a truly painful duty. Nonetheless, one must have a heart of stone to read Poetic Inspiration for Dummies without laughing. To watch this poor soul struggling with the aesthetic issues presented by our rich and delicate language provides the sensitive reader with a frisson of empathetic horror, like seeing a Sèvres vase juggled by a chimpanzee. This is scarcely just another volume of verse to be tossed aside lightly; rather, it should be thrown with conviction and great force." (TV Guide)
"Doubtless, Potter's poetry will have the effect on the negligible handful who might chance to read it of stimulating them to write some sensitive verse for themselves. Hence, he makes a capital case for capital punishment!" (Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas)
"Buy it!" (Index librorum prohibitorum)