Jonah Winter Maine: Poems

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Maine: Poems

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Hypocrite reader, mon somblobble, Jonah Winter will New York School you in the woodshed of his imagination! These poems remind me of Robert Bresson's Four Nights of a Dreamer, in which a tape recorder spews out the blurts and ravings of the heart at inappropriate moments. Maine is a hemorrhage of the goofy, the sinister, and the sublime. - James Cummins

Jonah Winter's poems are relentless attacks on the status quo. They turn pop culture on its head in hot pursuit of untainted love. And they are funny, if whiplash can be funny. Winter is a serious, new poet, with talent galore, blazing a trail, along which unknown treasures are sure to be found. - James Tate

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FROM THE PUBLISHER Advance praise for Maine:

I like Winter's conversational drive, his variety of subject matter, and his assertive but wacky voice ... Jonah Winter is unafraid to have a good time in his poems, and that is fortunate, because a sometimes overlooked law of poetic composition is that the more fun the writer has, the more fun the reader will have. In a sense [his poems] test the limits of silliness; on a deeper level they explode the notion that writing in a strict verse form acts as an inhibition or signifies a conservative bent of mind. - David Lehman, from his introduction

About the Author:

Jonah Winter is a children's book author and illustrator whose books include Diego (Knopf, 1994), Fair Ball!: 14 Great Stars from Baseball's Negro Leagues (Scholastic, 1999), Once Upon a Time in Chicago (Hyperion, 2001), Beisbol (Lee & Low, 2001) and Frida (Levine, 2001). His poetry has appeared in journals including Field, Chicago Review and Ploughshares, from which he won the Cohen Award; he has also received a Pushcart Prize. This is his first book of poems.

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