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Gizzi, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0935724966 / ISBN 13: 9780935724967
Published by The Figures, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1999
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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WITH COVER DETAIL AND FRONTISPIECE PHOTO BE WEEGEE. 31pp, [1], staple bound, with Author's Signature on the title page. POETRY. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006311

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Title: Too Much Johnson - SIGNED FIRST EDITION

Publisher: The Figures, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good


Edition: First Edition.

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Poetry. "TOO MUCH JOHNSON is its own one-book genre: a sub Shakespeare/ sub Dostoevski speedfest peppered with pop nihilist one-liners that purport to be the inside scoop on the human condition. It's Shakespeare ravaged by airplane glue; a geek Dostoevski bebopping the bad bugaloo"--James Ellroy, from the Introduction. Proceeding on E.M. Cioran's belief that "all inspiration proceeds from a faculty of exaggeration," Michael Gizzi's new book pulls taut--nearly to the point of bursting--the sagging borders of lyric poetry: "Suddenly there was one/ lying on his bum Paris in one/ hand crustaceans in the other/ and glow worms on the swan/ in question but not a typo but the air/ of a mandarin with three/ pigtails whose knock knacks/ perform acts no practical object/ would dream of..." ("A Planetary Drip"). Michael Gizzi is the author, most recently, of INTERFERON (The Figures) and NO BOTH (Hard Press/ The Figures). He lives and works in Lenox, Massachusetts. Saddlestapled chapbook.

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