Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death

Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death

by Christopher Kennedy
     
 

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Christopher Kennedy’s poetry is funny, deadpan, self-effacing, and revelatory in the way of a man with nothing to lose. Mixing sonnets and prose poems, Kennedy lampoons the absurdities of contemporary American life using ironic fables and surreal parables. Kennedy’s poems also reflect his obsession with the idea of transformation—from the ordinary

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Christopher Kennedy’s poetry is funny, deadpan, self-effacing, and revelatory in the way of a man with nothing to lose. Mixing sonnets and prose poems, Kennedy lampoons the absurdities of contemporary American life using ironic fables and surreal parables. Kennedy’s poems also reflect his obsession with the idea of transformation—from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from life to death.

Christopher Kennedy is director of the Syracuse University MFA Program in Creative Writing. He has received writing awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Saltonstall Foundation. This is his third full-length poetry collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929918980
Publisher:
BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
American Poets Continuum Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Kennedy is Director of the Syracuse University M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing. He has published two books of prose poems, Nietzsche's Horse, and, Trouble with the Machine, and one chapbook of prose poems, Greatest Hits. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Double Room, and Del Sol Review among many others.

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