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Author Flynn, Nick, 1960-
Title The captain asks for a show of hands : poems / Nick Flynn
Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2011
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 Rodman Main Adult  811.6 F648    AVAILABLE
Descript 94 p. ; 24 cm
Note Illustrations on endpapers
Summary "The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands is Nick Flynn's first new poetry collection in nearly a decade. What begins as a meditation on love and the body soon breaks down into a collage of voices culled from media reports, childhood memories, testimonies from Abu Ghraib detainees, passages from documentary films, overheard conversations, and scraps of poems and song, only to reassemble with a gathering sonic force. It's as if all the noise that fills our days were a storm, yet at the center is a quiet place, but to get there you must first pass through the storm, with eyes wide open, singing. Each poem becomes a hallucinatory, shifting experience, through jump cut, lyric persuasion, and deadpan utterance. This is an emotional, resilient response to some of the essential issues of our day by one of America's riskiest and most innovative writers."--Dust flap
Subject American poetry -- 21st century
ISBN 9781555975746
1555975747

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