Lessons of the Dead

Lessons of the Dead

by Brett Ortler

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Each poem in Lessons of the Dead starts with that premise, and the results are funny, imaginative, and often strange: The road back to life is long, winding and lined with truck stops and waiting rooms, but it is also chockfull of hope and humor and beauty. By definition, the cast of characters includes almost everyone: from Adam and Eve and archangels to Houdini, Rameses II, and Death himself. Along the way, readers encounter the Titanic, the Permian-Triassic Extinction, the Heroic Age of Exploration, even the ubiquitous mall maps that say You are here. Part memento mori and part the opposite—a total embrace of life itself—Lessons of the Dead is likely different from any other poetry book you’ve ever read.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155945628
Publisher: Fomite
Publication date: 01/16/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 556 KB

About the Author

Brett Ortler holds a master's degree in fine arts from Eastern Washington University. He is co-founder and co-editor of Knockout Literary Magazine. His work appears widely, and occasionally online at McSweeney's, among other places. He lives in the Twin Cities and works as an editor.

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