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Man Suit / Edition 1
     

Man Suit / Edition 1

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by Zachary Schomburg
 

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ISBN-10: 0977770931

ISBN-13: 2900977770938

Pub. Date: 03/30/2007

Publisher: Black Ocean

The Man Suit, a darkly comic debut from poet Zachary Schomburg, assembles a macabre cast of doppelgangers, talking animals and dead presidents in poems that explore concepts of identity, truth and fate. The resulting body of work walks a dynamic line often reading like anecdotal fables or cautionary tales in the form of prose poems. Through it all, Schomburg

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The Man Suit, a darkly comic debut from poet Zachary Schomburg, assembles a macabre cast of doppelgangers, talking animals and dead presidents in poems that explore concepts of identity, truth and fate. The resulting body of work walks a dynamic line often reading like anecdotal fables or cautionary tales in the form of prose poems. Through it all, Schomburg balances irony with sincerity; wit with candor; and a playful tone with the knowledge of inevitable sorrow.

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ISBN-13:
2900977770938
Publisher:
Black Ocean
Publication date:
03/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
105

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Man Suit 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
wightknyte More than 1 year ago
Schomburg writes some of the most unusual poetry that I've ever seen. Perhaps I'm not as familiar with surreal poetry as I should be, but this is an entirely different animal. An animal with radial antennas for horns and the sixteenth century buried in it's tin foil fur. On toast. Schomburg's train of thought is surprising and wild. It's like watching Reagan at a presidential address suddenly do a striptease to the tune of Beethoven's moonlight sonata, you're riveted because what you see is so different from what you expect. Like a koan, you feel your brain reordering its synapses trying to keep up and make sense of things. Instinctively, you know it isn't gibberish. That's the wild thing. It feels like it makes sense, humorous and moving sense. This is definitely a collection that does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago