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Book of No Ledge (Paperback) (Nance Van Winckel)

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“As usual, it starts with love. I had my heart set on the door-to-door encyclopedia salesboy.” So begins Nance Van Winckel’s latest collection of poetically altered encyclopedia entries that feature a mixture of quirky social satire and absurdist wit.

Entries like “The Importance of Mood to Man” use an encyclopedic tone to insist: “Your body is two-thirds water. Mood is one-third body” and “Life and health depend on the mood taken into the body each day.” An anatomic diagram of the nose is accompanied by the promise, “A nose can smell rain coming.” Alongside illustrations of the vestibule, the meatus, and the conchus can be found lines of text like, “As the one you love steps onto / your stoop / a widening wind / underscores the sky’s pummel.” Reminiscent of recent visual-poetic hybrids by such writers as Matthea Harvey and Bianca Stone, Van Winckel’s ground-breaking innovations must be seen to be believed. 

Number of Pages: 73
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
Author: Nance Van Winckel
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2016
TCIN: 51732896
UPC: 9780807165409
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-3368
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