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Seeing Stars: Poems
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date August 2, 2011
Pages 77
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307594839
ISBN-10 0307594831
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.52 lbs.
Original list price $25.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage. With its vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, and tall tales, this absurdist, unreal exploration of modern society brings us a chorus of unique and unforgettable voices.

All are welcome at this twilit, visionary carnival: the man whose wife drapes a border-curtain across the middle of the marital home; the black bear with a dark secret; the woman who oversees giant snowballs in the freezer. “My girlfriend won me in a sealed auction but wouldn’t / tell me how much she bid,” begins one speaker; “I hadn’t meant to go grave robbing with Richard Dawkins / but he can be very persuasive,” another tells us. The storyteller behind this human tapestry has about him a sly undercover idealism: he shares with many of his characters a stargazing capacity for belief, or for being, at the very least, entirely “genuine in his disbelief.” In these startling poems, with their unique cartoon-strip energy and air of misrule, Armitage creates world after world, peculiar and always particular, where the only certainty is the unexpected.

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9780307594839 | details & prices | 77 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage.

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