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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Innocent Sensualist
  • Series Number:5
  • Pages:60
  • eBook ISBN:9781623093648

Poems For We Who Don't Like Poems

by Grant Flint

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Overview
“Poems for We Who Do Not Like Poems” is 59 short poems for those who experience most poetry as precious, opaque, cultish, useless, pretentious, and masturbationary. The poems here are brief, direct, humorous, dramatic, sensual. The subjects are sex, humor, storms, The Great Depression, Nebraska, Death, Circle Jerks,, big-breasted women, ex-wives, religion, despair, a woman who looks like the portraits by the old Masters, our photos are our immortality, male vanity, how women fix men, a man and his son celebrate a minor talent success before it fades, a woman warns the poet never to write about her. A grandmother wrings the necks of two chickens at the same time, an old man looks each day repeatedly at shiny surfaces to see his reflection, remind himself he is old, an aging cat is kept alive to spare his owners, a doll maker possesses a special sexual talent, women who wear crosses are able to sin safely more often…
Description
“Poems for We Who Do Not Like Poems” is 59 short poems for those who experience most poetry as precious, opaque, cultish, useless, pretentious, and masturbationary. The poems here are brief, direct, humorous, dramatic, sensual. The subjects are sex, humor, storms, The Great Depression, Nebraska, Death, Circle Jerks,, big-breasted women, ex-wives, religion, despair, a woman who looks like the portraits by the old Masters, our photos are our immortality, male vanity, how women fix men, a man and his son celebrate a minor talent success before it fades, a woman warns the poet never to write about her. A grandmother wrings the necks of two chickens at the same time, an old man looks each day repeatedly at shiny surfaces to see his reflection, remind himself he is old, an aging cat is kept alive to spare his owners, a doll maker possesses a special sexual talent, women who wear crosses are able to sin safely more often…
About the author
Grant Flint has been published in Story Quarterly, The Nation, The King’s English, Poetry, Weber, The Courtland Review, The Sun, Slow Trains, Northwind, and 37 other print and online journals. He won the memoir prize in the 2007 "Soul Making Literary Contest," was published in the 2007 "Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition Collection,” and nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize. He has been writing for 60 years, does stand-up comedy, composes jazz on the keyboard, and meets wonderful women in the personal ads. This is his fifth E-book.
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