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Bad Engine : New & Selected Poems - by Michael Dennis (Paperback)

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Poetry. Selected and with an Introduction by Stuart Ross.

Michael Dennis has been hammering his love, his anger, his grief, and his awe into poems for over forty years. With seven books and nearly twenty chapbooks to his credit, Dennis isn't exactly a household name in Canadian poetry, but he is a natural heir to poets like Canadian icon Al Purdy and American legends Eileen Myles and Charles Bukowski. His poems are his life made into poems: direct, emphatic, honest.

BAD ENGINE brings together mostly revised versions of about 100 poems selected from Dennis's published work, along with several dozen new poems. This volume, introduced and edited by Dennis's long-time friend, the poet and editor Stuart Ross, marks a milestone in the career of a homegrown, no-bull******, tells-it- likes-he-sees-it populist bard. Here the reader will find a rollicking tale of drinking with racists, poignant prayers for quiet nights with lovers, raw narratives of childhood abuse, defiant anthems of a body broken by sports injuries, a mindful meditation about a ****** dragonfly, and the not-quite- resigned laughter of a man smashing away at a keyboard for four decades and becoming neither rich nor famous.
Number of Pages: 169
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Michael Dennis
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2017
TCIN: 52915619
UPC: 9781772140774
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-3165
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