Standing in Line for the Beast

Standing in Line for the Beast

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Overview

Poetry. Winner of the 2006 New Issues Poetry Prize. "Reading STANDING IN LINE FOR THE BEAST is like eating a rich, complex dessert, where hints of acidity and underlying bitterness make the sweetness rare and delightful"--Richard Cecil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930974678
Publisher: New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Series: New Issues Poetry and Prose Ser.
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

JASON BREDLE is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Carnival, from University of Akron Press. He lives in Chicago.

What People are Saying About This

Barbara Hambly

“These poems attack basic human desires, such as wanting to turn into a werewolf so you can tear the throat out of a crashing bore. Or picturing hell or characterizing death, which in a Jason Bredle poem can take you from listening to his friend Anne read a poem to a thunderstorm in Memphis to Mexico to 'an 18 / wheeler hauling Little Debbie snack cakes up I-75' and beyond. Jason Bredle is in that truck, eating Little Debbie cakes and being kicked in the ass by Kierkegaard, heading to Mexico to fall in love or die, because either one could be just around the corner.”

Barbara Hamby

“These poems attack basic human desires, such as wanting to turn into a werewolf so you can tear the throat out of a crashing bore. Or picturing hell or characterizing death, which in a Jason Bredle poem can take you from listening to his friend Anne read a poem to a thunderstorm in Memphis to Mexico to 'an 18 / wheeler hauling Little Debbie snack cakes up I-75' and beyond. Jason Bredle is in that truck, eating Little Debbie cakes and being kicked in the ass by Kierkegaard, heading to Mexico to fall in love or die, because either one could be just around the corner.”

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