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Sin'ad O'Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds
     

Sin'ad O'Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds

by Neil de la Flor, Maureen Seaton
 

Poetry. LGBT Studies. This book is not about Sinéad O'Connor or the gathering impulse of blue birds or the rotten plans of serge-robed men or Aunt Foxy's potted peppers. Even we, its progenitors, will see this book on a shelf somewhere someday and think: Now we will learn all there is to learn about Sinéad O'Connor and her coat of a thousand bluebirds

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Poetry. LGBT Studies. This book is not about Sinéad O'Connor or the gathering impulse of blue birds or the rotten plans of serge-robed men or Aunt Foxy's potted peppers. Even we, its progenitors, will see this book on a shelf somewhere someday and think: Now we will learn all there is to learn about Sinéad O'Connor and her coat of a thousand bluebirds, having forgotten the way human beings forget the importance of remembering. But Sinéad will always remain the ethereal Sin‚ad, and the path to the shorn woman with the songbird's throat will remain (un)regrettably undetectable.

This is a book about songs. Detectable as blue birds against a white wall against a memory board that contains the only record of Bette Davis moshing. It's about Steve and Hector or impressions of them stumbling through storm weather. But it's really not about them, or their teddy bears. It's about our personal interior landscapes that fracture and wind around each other like a tornado winds around the wind. This book is about weathermen and pink-eyed women. And thermospheres. We have no idea what this book is about. Ask Sallie. Sinead O'Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds Sin‚ad O'Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982895719
Publisher:
Firewheel Editions
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Neil de la Flor's literary work has appeared most recently in Court Green, No Tell Motel, Hayden's Ferry Review, SENTENCE, and Barrow Street. He is the author of ALMOST DOROTHY (Marsh Hawk Press, 2010) and co-author of Facial Geometry, (NeoPepper Press, 2006), a chapbook of triads written with collaborator poets Maureen Seaton and Kristine Snodgrass. He teaches at Miami Dade College and lives in Miami, Florida.

Maureen Seaton's recent publications include a collaboration with Samuel Ace, STEALTH (Chax Press, 2011); her sixth solo poetry collection, Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009); and a memoir, Sex Talks to Girls (University of Wisconsin Press Living Out Series, 2008), winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Her previous collections include Venus Examines Her Breast (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2004), winner of the Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award; and Furious Cooking (University of Iowa Press, 1996), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. She is co-editor, with Denise Duhamel and David Trinidad, of Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull Press, 2006). Her solo and collaborative work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Bloom, and elsewhere. The recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry and two Pushcart Prizes for individual poems, Seaton teaches poetry at the University of Miami, Florida.

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