Get Up, Please: Poems

Get Up, Please: Poems

by David Kirby

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Overview

In comical and complex poems, David Kirby examines our extraordinarily human condition through the lens of our ordinary daily lives. These keenly observant poems range from the streets of India, Russia, Turkey, and Port Arthur, Texas, to the imaginations of fellow poets Keats and Rilke, and to ruminations on the mundane side of life via the imperfect sandwich.
Whether remembering girls' singing groups of the 1950s or recounting a child asking his priest if his dog would go to heaven, Kirby has the ability to make us laugh, but he can also bring us to tears through our laughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807162903
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 1,211,316
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

David Kirby, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor at Florida State University, has received numerous Pushcart Prizes and other awards for his work. His poetry collections include The Ha-Ha, The House of Blue Light, Talking about Movies with Jesus, and The House on Boulevard St., a finalist for the National Book Award.

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