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In this stunning second collection of poetry Jerry McGuire mixes sinuous movement with hardened and sharp-edged language. The result is poetry that is fresh, wry, erudite, often funny, and deeply moving. The extraordinary directness of the poems and their persistent questioning might lead some to think of this work as "Post-Modern," but his is not poetry about poetry, or language. It is not a poetry about; it is a poetry which demonstrates perception, not only of the objective world but of the poet's inner life regardless of how dark, wacky, or sublime, and regardless of the consequences.
Jerry McGuire's poetry has been featured in numerous publications such as Willow Springs, Verse, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Nebraska Review, and Best American Poems 1992. He is also the author of The Flagpole Dance. He directs the Creative Writing program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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