The Last American Valentineby Derrick C. Brown, Jeffrey McDaniel
Illustrated poems to seduce and destroy. The Last American Valentine is a unique anthology of non-sappy love poetry and flash fiction. Poet Laureates, rock musicians, actors, famed prose writers and a few talented American barfly's have been handpicked, hunted down and crammed together with an artist the world has never met.
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- 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
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The Quiet World by Jeffrey McDaniel
In an effort to get people to look into each other's eyes more,
the government has decided to allot each person exactly one hundred and sixty-seven words, per day.
When the phone rings, I put it to my ear without saying hello.
In the restaurant I point at chicken noodle soup. I am adjusting well to the new way.
Late at night, I call my long distance lover and proudly say
I only used fifty-nine today.
I saved the rest for you.
When she doesn't respond, I know she's used up all her words so I slowly whisper I love you,
thirty-two and a third times.
After that, we just sit on the line and listen to each other breathe.
Meet the Author
Derrick Brown - former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, gondolier, magician, and fired weatherman (Flagstaff, AZ) - has performed at over 1500 venues and universities internationally, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, La Sorbonne in Paris and CBGB's in NYC. As president/captain of Write Bloody Publishing, he is dedicated to bringing American poetry into rock and roll status. He has performed with The Cold War Kids, The Flaming Lips and comedian David Cross. His work has been featured in books with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and Billy Collins. He lives on a boat called The Sea Section.
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