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Backsass: Poems

Backsass: Poems

by Fred Chappell

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"If you require further answers/ or answers different from the preceding/ please hang up/ and dial again." These concluding lines from the playful opening poem, "Hello," set the tone for award-winning poet and novelist Chappell's new collection. Alive with wit, conviction, and a poet's indulgent delight, the verse occasionally feels familiar but teems with finely honed and effective language. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Fred Chappell is the author of a dozen books of verse, two story collections, and eight novels. A native of Canton in the mountains of western North Carolina, he has taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 1964. He is the winner of, among other awards, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, Aiken Taylor Prize, T. S. Eliot Prize, and Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Prize seven times over.

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