Li'l Bastard

Product Number: EB00651428
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781770562974
Publisher: Coach House Books
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Description

"McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack."-The Washington Post Melding the deeply personal and the culturally popular, Li'l Bastard is confessional poetry as written by a chronic trickster and a committed liar. Written in part as an homage to John Berryman and Robert Lowell, this sequence of sixteen-line poems-"chubby sonnets"-explores the poet's obsessions (food, aging, baseball, beer, and Barnaby Jones) and map his midlife crisis on a wild flight through Montreal, Chicago, Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles. Poignant and often achingly funny, Li'l Bastard will cement David McGimpsey's status as a beloved original. David McGimpsey is the author of four acclaimed collections of poetry, including Lardcake and Sitcom. He teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.

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Author(s): David McGimpsey
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Oct 11, 2011

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