Shut Up You're Fine: Troubling Poems for Troubled Children

Shut Up You're Fine: Troubling Poems for Troubled Children

by Andrew Hudgins, Barry Moser
     
 

The wickedly funny collection of nursery rhymes for the South Park generation-illustrated by the incomparable Barry Moser.
Andrew Hudgins, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-nominated author of the critically acclaimed Ecstatic in the Poison, brings us this new collection of laugh-out-loud tongue-in-cheek nursery rhymes that do for poetry what Edward Gorey

Overview

The wickedly funny collection of nursery rhymes for the South Park generation-illustrated by the incomparable Barry Moser.
Andrew Hudgins, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-nominated author of the critically acclaimed Ecstatic in the Poison, brings us this new collection of laugh-out-loud tongue-in-cheek nursery rhymes that do for poetry what Edward Gorey did for cartooning. Illustrated by the distinguished artist and graphic designer Barry Moser, Shut Up, You're Fine! includes such heart-warming titles as "Playing Houth," "The Thumping of the Bed," "Two Starving Kids in Africa," and "Daddy, Are We Meat?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As with all of Hudgins+ work, the enthralling narratives and simple verse transcend class and geography, but Shut Up+s best feature is the combined didactic value of its title and its speakers+ perspectives."-Washington City Paper

"[A] compelling and hilariously offensive little book."-January magazine

Praise for Andrew Hudgins and Barry Moser:
"Andrew Hudgins is a natural storyteller. . . . The surface of Hudgin's poems-their quirky economy, the sheer music of his prosody-are so right because he goes so deep."-The Washington Post

"Moser's work is never less than dazzling."-Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590201039
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,165,662
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Andrew Hudgins's previous poetry collections include Ecstatic in the Poison and Saints & Strangers, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; After the Lost War, which received the Poetry Prize; and The Never-Ending, a finalist for the National Book Award.

Barry Moser is a renowned artist, printmaker, and illustrator of many literary works, including Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He won the American Book Award for design and illustration in 1982 and currently teaches at Smith College and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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