The Waste Land and Other Poems

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Poetry. Winner of the 2011 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. John Beer's first collection, THE WASTE LAND AND OTHER POEMS, employs the wit of a philosopher and the ear of a poet to stage ways of reading that are political, personal, and theoretical. The speaker of these poems also brings humor to the dissecting table, to prod the legacies of great works of the imagination while balancing irony and affection.
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Overview


Poetry. Winner of the 2011 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. John Beer's first collection, THE WASTE LAND AND OTHER POEMS, employs the wit of a philosopher and the ear of a poet to stage ways of reading that are political, personal, and theoretical. The speaker of these poems also brings humor to the dissecting table, to prod the legacies of great works of the imagination while balancing irony and affection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982237649
  • Publisher: Canarium Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,097,092

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John Beer's poems and criticism have appeared in DENVER QUARTERLY, Verse, Make, Chicago Review, The Canary, CROWD, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago, and works as a theater critic for Time Out Chicago.
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