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CARNIVAL celebrates the quirky, the odd, and an audience of participants and voyeurs. The first section contains linked poems that focus on small towns' annual festivals. The second, "Sideshows," looks at fictional, mythic, and real characters from a speculative angle. The third, "The Traveling Circus," centers on one of mankind's oldest entertainments. CARNIVAL unleashes a vibrant and revolutionary spirit in poems that favor a skewed vision: sometimes effervescent, often dark.

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ISBN-13: 9781938853913
Publisher: FutureCycle Press
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Joan Colby has published widely in journals such as Poetry, Atlanta Review, South Dakota Review, Gargoyle, Pinyon, Little Patuxent Review, Spillway, Midwestern Gothic and others. Awards include two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature. She has published 16 books including Joan Colby: Selected Poems, 2013 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize winner (FutureCycle Press), and Ribcage, awarded the 2015 Kithara Book Prize (Glass Lyre Press). Three of her poems have been featured on Verse Daily and another is among the winners of the 2016 Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest. Colby currently is a senior book editor of FutureCycle Press and an associate editor of Kentucky Review.

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