In "Fancy Beasts, " the author of "Hallelujah Blackout" and "Mosquito" takes on California, the 2008 election, plastic surgery, Larry Craig, wildfires, Wal-Mart, and rampant commercialism -- in short, the modern American media culture, which provides obscene foil for his personal legacies of violence and violation. This pivotal book captures the turning point in a life of abuse, in which the recovering victim/perpetrator puzzles through the paradigm of son-to-husband-to-father. Frenetic, hilarious, and fearless, these poems ...

Fancy Beasts: Poems 2010, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9781571314437

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