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All the Wasted Beauty of the World


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All the Wasted Beauty of the World - Newman, Richard, Professor
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Poetry. ALL THE WASTED BEAUTY OF THE WORLD, a finalist for the 2012 Able Muse Book Award, extols the beautiful as readily as it expounds on the blemished. The reasoned commingles with the rambunctious, as in the case of the speaker who declares that "our lives span diaper to diaper, / and in between we piss on anyone / we can." Little escapes notice in these poems of gutsy realism and formal deftness, which freely highlight the fringes of society--the speaker in "Bellefontaine Cemetery" exhorts teens to "party on people's ...

All the Wasted Beauty of the World 2014, Able Muse Press

ISBN-13: 9781927409312

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