How the Losers Love What's Lost

How the Losers Love What's Lost

by Patrick Ryan Frank
     
 

In his prize-winning debut, How the Losers Love What’s Lost, Frank stares, unflinchingly, into the many faces of disappointment and loss: loss of control, perspective, position, a loved one, the self. Exploring a variety of received forms, he inhabits persona after persona of outsiders, both loser and witness for the lost. Frank is “a sly

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In his prize-winning debut, How the Losers Love What’s Lost, Frank stares, unflinchingly, into the many faces of disappointment and loss: loss of control, perspective, position, a loved one, the self. Exploring a variety of received forms, he inhabits persona after persona of outsiders, both loser and witness for the lost. Frank is “a sly cartographer” of this landscape steeped with human failings and lushly populated by the ‘losers’ who try to live, even thrive, within it.

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“...one of the most empathetic, structurally-polished, and fully-realized collections of contemporary poetry in recent memory...These poems are a body of narratives, and their connective tissue is loss. Frank honors these losses with reverent attentiveness...The losers we discover here are given voices whose timbre, content, and strength redeem their individual losses. And while the stories divulged within this impressive book are what display how the losers love what’s lost, Frank’s mastery of language and his attention to empathy give those losers authority and grace.”—Raul Alvarez, Los Angeles Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935536208
Publisher:
Four Way Books
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Alan Shapiro
“…one of the best young poets I’ve come across in many years.”

Meet the Author

PATRICK RYAN FRANK lives in Austin, where he is the managing editor of the Bat City Review.

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