Poetry. In BORROWED TALES, personae congregate to live out their lives: Hamlet and Ophelia join the McGuffey Reader's droll schoolchildren to stand beside Junius, a deaf-mute black man from the early 1900s. When they entwine with Vince, a truculent middleschooler in south L.A, and Elaine, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer weighing in from Azerbaijan, their pasts seed a tangible present. Their lives, intractably immersed in history, release chance possibilties buried in every tale. Poems burst forth like entangled weeds in a ...

Borrowed Tales 2012, Stockport Flats

ISBN-13: 9780984028535

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