Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019

Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019

by John Burroughs


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Rattle & Numb is the prestige edition of the poetry of John Burroughs, State of Ohio Beat Poet Laureate 2019-2021, and master of the expressive beat voice for which he has toured the US in his evangelism.

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ISBN-13: 9781732679467
Publisher: Venetian Spider Press
Publication date: 08/20/2019
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 553,705
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Douglas Cole 5 months ago
Mic Drop John Burroughs’ Rattle and Numb The stadium is full, Edge settles in, and the hits are coming with John Burroughs’ Rattle and Numb Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019. And it’s good to have a solid, hardback volume of new and selected work from Ohio’s Beat Poet Laureate, good to travel the distance from early “lullabies of liberty” (see “Bloodshot”), to the later, (we’ll assume later because it’s traditional to place the later work towards the end of the book, but this is not your traditional selected work delineating sources with labels of the books the poems came from but rather a greatest hits with extras and the fans know which are which), longer riffs on “Shamans and lizards,” (go to “Hampuy (“Come”)). So go back go in and enjoy the “gooey godliness,” (“Allen Ginsberg Wants You”), the “wormwood stashed behind the Zohar”(“Green Heart”), and the “wide web of geometry and pixelation” (“No Other”) and many more John Burroughs has to offer in his wildly fun and sometimes funny and musically mellifluous stage goat songs, 1992-2019.
Anonymous 1 days ago
The poems in John Burroughs' recent book Rattle & Numb (Venetian Spider Press, 2019) are culled from original work written from 1992-2019. The collection reflects the breadth, variety, and vision of his work, documenting an evolution of subjects and styles while at the same time presenting his unique voice. The poems range from haiku (“After Kao Ch’an,” “Twilight”), spoken word (“Lens”), elegies (“Suite Melissa,” “Unfounded”), linked with masterful and witty wordplay and homage to the Beat sutra (“souptra”) tradition. Burroughs’ reputation as a performance poet is impressive, but one needn't be in his presence to experience his artistry. The poems hold their own on the page, too. Fingersnaps! —Beth Copeland
Anonymous 7 months ago