Shuffle and Breakdown

Shuffle and Breakdown

by Cody Walker
     
 

A first collection of poems by a finalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize in 2005 and 2006. It's not every poet who can pull off a book that combines a high-brow reference to Walt Whitman (the title, Shuffle and Breakdown, is taken from Leaves of Grass) with an epigraph by Richard Pryor. But Seattle's official poet populist Cody Walker is not just any poet, and

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A first collection of poems by a finalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize in 2005 and 2006. It's not every poet who can pull off a book that combines a high-brow reference to Walt Whitman (the title, Shuffle and Breakdown, is taken from Leaves of Grass) with an epigraph by Richard Pryor. But Seattle's official poet populist Cody Walker is not just any poet, and the Pryor quote - `This ain't as funny as we thought it was gonna be' - gives fair warning that readers can expect Walker's new book to pull them in many directions at once."-Seattle Magazine. Cody Walker serves as a writer-in-residence at Seattle's Richard Hugo House. He also teaches English at the University of Washington and poetry through Seattle Arts and Lectures' Writers in the Schools program. His work appears or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, Shenandoah, Parnassus, Slate, Prairie Schooner, Subtropics, and Light."

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ISBN-13:
9781904130314
Publisher:
Waywiser Press, The
Publication date:
07/14/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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