by Drew Gardner




Poetry. The author of "Chicks Dig War" brings you his latest selection of hits featuring "All the World Loves a Big Gleaming Jelly," "I Hate Both Time and Space," and "Rudolph the Transcendent Minimalist White Supremacist Ritual Child Abuser." Expressive and unpredictable, Drew Gardner's DEFENDER is a Zen/Frankfurt School romp through the thoroughgoing flog, weird because weird is the only way to get anywhere near the actual situation we inhabit. DEFENDER's dissent is unfortunately not absurdist, which is of course absurd-- "It is such a beautiful day with dappled sunlight -- why can't it occur to me to do anything but kill ghouls?"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890311476
Publisher: Edge Books
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Drew Gardner's books include SUGAR PILL (Krupskaya, 2002), PETROLEUM HAT (Roof Books, 2005), CHOMP AWAY (Combo Books, 2010), and DEFENDER (Edge Books 2018). He is the co-editor of FLARF: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FLARF. His FLARF ORCHESTRA CD appeared in 2011. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Nation, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. He is a founding member of Subpress Collective. Gardner lives in New York City with Katie Degentesh.

Table of Contents

It's Your Birthday 1

By The Looks Of It, I'm Getting Stood Up 2

All The World Loves A Big Gleaming Jelly 3

Raised By Wolves 4

Rudolph The Transcendent Minimalist White Supremacist Ritual Child Abuser 5

So You're Just Gonna Stand There And Pick The Icing Off The Cake? 6

On Fire 7

Acid Rain Moon 13

Causal Morality 16

Wrong Eye 18

Nothing Beats The Real Thing 20

I'm Sorry I Showed You That 21

I Want To Hear Your Voice 22

When The Light Fades From Glazed Ether 23

Okay 24

I Hate Both Time And Space 25

I Am So Sick Of Drew Gardner 28

Pop Rocks 30

What Would You Prefer? 35

But Vlad The Impaler Just Did That 36

I Have A Problem With This 37

Four Ronald Reagan Essays 38

In Neptune's Kitchen 52

The Door(s) 54

The Total Eclipse Of Florida 57

Saving America From Ivanhoe 59

Show Me What You're On 61

Rod Stewart Just Dried His Hair On Stage 62

Sheep To Sweater 63

Super Jeep 65

Why Flarf Is Better Than Conceptualism 66

So I Did Overbuild It 70

Faux Sarah Conner Yarmulke 71

Sestina: Altavista 73

Jeff Bezos 75

The Programs 76

The Pleasure of Commonalities 77

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