Fancy Beasts

Fancy Beasts

by Alex Lemon

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Fancy Beasts by Alex Lemon

In Fancy Beasts, the author of Hallelujah Blackout and Mosquito takes on California, the 2008 election, plastic surgery, Larry Craig, wildfires, Wal-Mart, and rampant commercialism — in short, the modern American media culture, which provides obscene foil for his personal legacies of violence and violation. This pivotal book captures the turning point in a life of abuse, in which the recovering victim/perpetrator puzzles through the paradigm of son-to-husband-to-father. Frenetic, hilarious, and fearless, these poems are a workout — vigorous and raw. Yet they are also composed and controlled, pared down and sculpted, with a disarming narrative simplicity and directness. Even when dealing with toxic content, the point of view is always genuine and trustworthy. This stunning achievement marks Alex Lemon’s best work yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571318060
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 925,113
File size: 362 KB

About the Author

Alex Lemon is the author of the memoir Happy (Scribner, 2009) and of the poetry collections Hallelujah Blackout (Milkweed Editions, 2008) and Mosquito, (Tin House, 2006). He teaches at Texas Christian University and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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