Disposable Epics

Disposable Epics

by Thibault Raoult


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Disposable Epics by Thibault Raoult, M Rasoulipour

"Here comes Rimbaud reborn, addled, and set on fire for the 21st century."

-Forrest Gander, author of The Trace

"When I say, as I occasionally have, that Thibault Raoult is the Capablanca of our moment in poetry, I don't mean just that he's irri-tatingly debonair, but that he can see the move that rips through settled understandings. He does it with his vocabulary: with "extant prams" and "lymph," with "Mariposa U." Disposable Epics wears both its Francophone influences and its heart on its sleeve; underneath, though, an acute current of clear-eyed melancholy courses: 'I want us all to be free. / But I don't see it happening. // Not without me get-ting my cut.' Maybe none of us can believe in utopia anymore, or yet. Raoult tracks the chilly syllogisms that maintain contemporary stasis, and all the while his verve holds out a giddy, gorgeous brief for hope. This is the stuff."

-John Beer, author of Lucinda

"Thibault Raoult's Disposable Epics is revolutionary, exhilarating, leaping with delish whimsy and disjunctive wham-bam-F-yous-to-The-Man. Here is lippy irreverent romp and rally; here is wry political impulse wed to generous bodily imp's pulse. His enthusiasm sprung will tickle you and everyone in your party until all your 'Mysteries are left open on their backs.' Read at your own feral."

-Heidi Lynn Staples, author of Noise Event

"Derivative of no one, Thibault Raoult forms his own école."

-Samuel Amadon, author of Like a Sea

Disposable Epics was the runner-up manuscript in the 2013 Caketrain Competition, as judged by Tan Lin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988891593
Publisher: Caketrain Journal and Press
Publication date: 11/24/2014
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

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