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Temporary Worker Rides a Subway

Temporary Worker Rides a Subway

by Mark Wallace
     
 

A Temporary Worker Rides the Subway presents two long poem -sequences that explore and question contemporary language surrounding money and work. Using a widely varied set of poetic forms, Wallace highlights the inconsistencies and absurdities in contemporary notions about the degree to which money and work provide the value of people’s lives. Selected

Overview

A Temporary Worker Rides the Subway presents two long poem -sequences that explore and question contemporary language surrounding money and work. Using a widely varied set of poetic forms, Wallace highlights the inconsistencies and absurdities in contemporary notions about the degree to which money and work provide the value of people’s lives. Selected by Nick Piombino, this book is the 2002 winner of the Gertrude Stein Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931243605
Publisher:
Green Integer Books
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Green Integer Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Wallace's most recent book is Felonies of Illusion, just out from Edge Books. His most recent book of fiction is Walking Dreams: Selected Early Tales. Wallace has authored more than ten books and chapbooks of poetry, including Nothing Happened and Besides I Wasn't There and Sonnets of a Penny-A-Liner. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His multi-genre work Haze (Edge Books) was published in 2004, and his first collection of fiction, The Big Lie, was published by Avec Books in Fall 2000. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. Along with Steven Marks, he edited Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s (University of Alabama Press) a collection of 26 essays by different writers on the subject of contemporary avant garde poetry and poetics. Wallace teaches literature and creative writing at Cal State San Marcos.

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