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  • Paperback: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco Press; Reprint edition (Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060750022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060750022
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 754,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In his fourteenth collection of poetry, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner James Tate continues exploring his own peculiar brand of poetry, transforming our everyday world, a world where women give birth to wolves, wild babies are found

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I was sitting in the park feeding pigeons when a man came over to me and scrutinized my face right up close. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lyn on 12 Mar. 2011
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I am a Simon Armitage obsessive and when I read he had spent a year working with James Tate then I had to buy this collection. A collection of surreal short story poems that just take you to the weirdest places. Brilliant stuff. Read alongside Seeing Stars by Simon Armitage and swoon over two helpings of genius.
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Fantastic 3 April 2010
By Mikaela Jorgensen - Published on
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This book is amazing. It's humorous, unique, and really makes you think. It seems like a new kind of poem. They are almost like short stories. I also want to say this book is bizarre, but in a very good way. Love it!
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Outstanding Humorist Writes Dry Prose Called Poetry 29 Oct. 2012
By Ben J Korgen - Published on
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I think James Tate's sense of humor is wonderful! I am flagrantly biased in saying this because my sense of humor is much like his! I realize that many definitions of poetry exist in the world. That means that some people would indeed call Tate's efforts poetry. I just don't see it that way. I believe that his great sense of humor is partially wasted in writing in a style that would fit well in a junior high textbook. In addition, the ratio of excellent "poems" to filler in this edition is lower than I would expect coming from a man as funny as he is. Ho hum. I wish he would do something different, like concentrate on stand-up comedy. He has the perfect speaking voice for that.
In the Land of Chaos, the Mad Man is King 15 May 2014
By Allen Berry - Published on
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Herein you will find a collection of witty, strange, offbeat, bizarre stories in poem form. The surreal sounds reasonable, and laughter will be common. Tate's works will make you laugh, think, and question this so called "Reality."
Delightful 28 Oct. 2013
By Caitlin Closser - Published on
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These poems are so silly and clever in the most absurdist way. As little vignettes of disconnected characters, they are a stunning collection. I love this book so much.
Not as good as others 25 Nov. 2014
By Don Cooper - Published on
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Not as good as others, especially Memoirs of the Hawk, by James Tate. Quick response from seller. Will use same seller again.
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