Jab [NOOK Book]

Overview

Human, hunger, happiness, hope, heart, and Halliday all start with h, as does ham. Accident? Maybe! But seldom have the flour of the humanistic and the egg yolk of honesty mixed more swellingly with the yeast of desire and the salt of self-doubt—not to mention the olive paste of ambition.

Halliday has whacked Death and Mutabilitie before, but this time . . . this time he whacks them again. After this Jab, the world will never be the same. Or ...
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Jab

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Overview

Human, hunger, happiness, hope, heart, and Halliday all start with h, as does ham. Accident? Maybe! But seldom have the flour of the humanistic and the egg yolk of honesty mixed more swellingly with the yeast of desire and the salt of self-doubt—not to mention the olive paste of ambition.

Halliday has whacked Death and Mutabilitie before, but this time . . . this time he whacks them again. After this Jab, the world will never be the same. Or at least, a few hundred conversations, here and there, will be somewhat affected. Roll over Death, and tell Mutabilitie the news.
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Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
Writing as a baby boomer chagrined to find his dreams intact after decades of mild disappointment, Halliday is not fashionable. He is prolix and quotidian, a Whitman in a supermarket, a confessional poet who does not take himself very seriously. In one poem, he answers a colleague's challenge: "Poems should be aggressively fictive / since fictivity is mandated anyway. I guess I dig." His cool patter skewers pomposity -- and itself, being so self-consciously out of date. Halliday speaks in dissonant cultural registers, defying irony: "To dissolve into a category, / is that why I marched this far . . . / lugging these bags and parcels bedecked with surprising stickers?"
Publishers Weekly
With his fourth book of verse, the aptly titled Jab, the Ohio-based poet-critic Mark Halliday (Selfwolf) veers skillfully between autobiographical reminiscence and bleakly comic free-associations, offering late-baby-boomer slices of life along with up-to-date self-consciousness (somewhere between James Tate and Albert Goldbarth). One moment he promises "a poem so rich it made normal living look like sawdust"; the next he's "telling stories about our absent-minded teachers/ who forgot damn near everything except what they really loved."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226313900
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Series: Phoenix Poets
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 104
  • File size: 178 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Halliday teaches in the creative writing program at Ohio University. He is the author of three books of poems, Little Star, Tasker Street, and Selfwolf, the last published by the University of Chicago Press. He received the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001.
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Table of Contents



Contents

Acknowledgments


Time in a Brown House


The Pink Car


Thirteenth Round


Summer 1935


The Man Who Is Not at the Table


Olivier Bergmann


Poetry Failure


The Sunny Ridge


Head Wound


Scale


Summer Planning


Strawberry Milkshake


Contents


Cotton Club Classics


Nights at Ruby's


Against Realism


Lunch with Big Steve


Trumpet Player, 1963


The Beloved


Not Us


The Schuylkill


A Good Thing


18,000 CDs


Campaign Promise


Shnordink's Butterfly


Big Picture


New Thing


Separated Father


Divorced Fathers and Pizza Crusts


Heavy Trash


The Fedge


Parkersburg


The Issue Here


Seven Baskets


Seven Boxes


Schnetzer Day


You and Yours


Dennis Pravy Speaks


Sourdough


Landscape #11


Nebraska Novel


Bookstore Dazzle


The Opaque


Route 302


Why Must We Write?


The Missing Poem

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Hidy

    Hey jab o.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    I thought u &hearts caine

    Status = o.O confuzzled

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    To jab

    Our book res5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Leah

    But u just told j tt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Jab is kind of a weird book

    Though good!3 stars!

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