Notes for My Body Double (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in by Paul Guest PDF

By Paul Guest

ISBN-10: 0803257996

ISBN-13: 9780803257993

ISBN-10: 0803260350

ISBN-13: 9780803260351

Who could wager that Godzilla, the Invisible guy, Elvis, Donald Duck, Ted Williams, and the 3 Stooges may have whatever to claim concerning the love and loss that form the way in which we see the realm? And but those are the pop-culture coordinates that chart the emotional lifestyles brilliantly mapped out in Paul Guest’s moment publication of poems. Winner of the Prairie Schooner Prize in Poetry, this assortment plumbs the depths of nature and tradition (how, for example, “gar” in outdated English ability “spear,” and an octopus can lose a limb in the course of mating) to provide shape to the darkness and the sunshine that make us human. In poetry whose tone is essentially considered one of lament tempered by way of a wry and clever humor, Paul visitor does what a poet does top: he supplies us the moments of his existence refashioned to mirror the bigger arc and which means of our own—of lifestyles, that's, writ huge. (20070402)

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Filled my days with model trains and trees whittled down, lowered my face into miniature smoke rising from the locomotive, at once acrid and sweet— inhaling it all, a heaven to hold forever. Or, a picnic, on a green hill. Autumn sun, sandwiches stacked high, and who I could love with me on a red gingham blanket, both of us fattened by time. You would think a bone stoppered my throat for how I talk, ridiculous clot of babble and gurgle, impediment as dreamed by the idiot or obvious— and then writ large, screamed out so no one with ears could ever miss me.

In the largest eyes ever, the goggling gimlets of the architeuthis as we sink in the inkwell dark of the blind ocean. As extras in the cast of Yog the Space Amoeba, mouthing Japanese we never before knew, our fear real, the danger fake, each building burnt like a cheap cigarette, down to an ashen stub, down to the loveless earth where you say to me we must run or die. indd 31 6/29/07 11:31:14 AM Seduction with Entropy If you think I’m honest, speak to me when it’s night. I’ll say anything when my face is blank like a moon.

Indd 54 6/29/07 11:31:20 AM Notes for My Body Double The plot hole by which you must enter in to the story is a doozy, a real humdinger, if you will, and it is all made of fire, the way the stars are made of fire, though we dream them to be utterly cold and prickly with a sad light. Nothing ever stops in my world to hear me singing to you. I have always loved you, sweet twin, beloved doppelgänger, alien lump of word in my mouth, language I spent three years learning only to forget when it grew too hard the phrases that meant something: Dear, I am your long lost butter cookie; and, I am sorry, it was accidental, but I have dipped the poodle in laudanum.

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