by Glenn Shaheen

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“Glenn Shaheen is claiming new ground for American poetry. His poems are about the nightmares of information overload, collapsing infrastructure, ubiquitous violence, and other ills of late empire. The subjects are not happy, but Shaheen's clear vision and crisp—often witty—language offer the pleasures of surprise, discovery, and recognition.”
—Ed Ochester

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822978343
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 09/18/2011
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 328 KB

About the Author

Glenn Shaheen was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a former nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast, and presently edits the journal NANO Fiction. His work has appeared in Subtropics, /nor, Barrelhouse, and Washington Square, among other publications. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Radius of Arab-American Writers, Inc.

Table of Contents

Contents Feral Cats Killing Machine Dementia Unit New Model Honeybee Introducing Love into the Fragile Texas Ecosystem Longest Day of the Year A Guarantee of Protection Space Phenomenon The SS American Star Moderate Division Techniques Predatory The Page on which the Spine Is Broken Sunspots Disrupt Broadcast Signals for a Week, Driving People Completely Nuts What We Can Know from the Footage the News Replays Accidental Injury and Those Who Are Liable Monstrous The Rothko Chapel Suddenly, a Bottomless Pit The Halifax Explosion In Yellowknife, an Inuit Man Is Suspected of Sneaking into Homes at Night and Cutting Out the Organs of People for Food Repossession On Our Destroyed Cities Cant Chinese Spies Unlimited The Historic Battleship USS Alabama The Things We Own and the Things We Wish to Own Things We Demand to Know I Am a Wall in a House and I Have a Duty to Remain Erect A Society in which We Could Be Destroyed at Any Second by Somebody who Grossly Misunderstands Us You're Invited Battery and Kinetic In the Spirit of Forgiveness, I Present the Heartbreak Delegation with a Bushel of Florida Oranges The Blueprints of the Disastrous Medical Complex Are Hung in the Expensive Museum above Selected Pieces of Bone and Rubble and a Fake Burnt American Flag with the Stars Cleverly Replaced by Dollar Signs All the Evil in the Animal Kingdom Destroyer Terror!!! Sang Love in Big City Notes Acknowledgments

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