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This is a work of Fusion Poetry. It is meant, as all good poetry is meant, to be read out loud. You will read these poems aloud to yourself and your friends. These poems will also make you and your friends think. It's OK. You won't get hurt - you will be delighted by Coppoc's language and his vision of what is important.
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Jim Coppoc is an award-winning poet and teacher; a lecturer at Iowa State University, where he teaches composition and creative writing; and the Special Projects Coordinator at Iowa State’s Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. In addition to his many creative and scholarly efforts, Coppoc has spent most of his life exploring the various media of performance art, having worked as musician, actor, stand-up comic, network radio D.J., and performance poet. Marc Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, has called him “one of the new breed giving poetry new breath.” Coppoc is the author of two chapbooks of poetry and two plays, editor of the forthcoming Tens: an Anthology of SlamFusion Poetry in the Midwest, and runner-up for the 2004 Frieda Stein Fenster Award for Millennial Poetry. His creative work has appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Del Sol Review, Tryst, Barbaric Yawp, and San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, and his scholarly work on performative ethos, the history of performance poetry, and performance as pedagogy is published and presented all over the world, including excerpts in the forthcoming Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry. This is Coppoc’s first full-length book of poetry.Review:
I finished it imagining what angry, holy, and joyful things he'll say in the years and books to come. --Deborah Keenan, American Book Award winner, June 2005
Jim Coppoc is lectern pushed over, expectations rattled, and convention pushed aside. He is a master of cynical lyricism. --Patricia Smith, poet, playwright, journalist, and performer, June 2005
Jim Coppoc's book wows audiences from the stage and twists their beliefs on the page. --Marc Smith, Founder of slam poetry, June 2005
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Book Description Fractal Edge Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1933126221