Cafe Alibi by Todd SwiftCafe Alibi by Todd Swift

Cafe Alibi

byTodd Swift

Paperback | August 16, 2002

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Swift's Budavox: poems 1990-1999 explored sex, violence, art, and memory, to critical acclaim. His new collection, Café Alibi, written while the author lived abroad in Budapest and Paris, extends these concerns to include popular culture, history, desire, nostalgia, and the often competing claims of travel and home. Swift's crisp, elegant, deceptively calm language questions images of 'the child, the adult and the outside world' in ways both witty and disturbing. Café Alibi maps a stylish itinerary through exotic terrain, offering at once hostility and ultimate peace, poetry that puts love to the test and disarms our darkest fears.

"This slim edition ... contains elegant, swift poems — precise as shards of glass." — Bridget Hourican,The Dubliner Nov. 2002"Swift writes exquisitely about everyday experiences, changing the base metal of our existence into something fine and valuable." — Tony Lewis-Jones, Poetry Scotland "[Swift] arranges that formal, renegade langua...
Title:Cafe AlibiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:75 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.17 inPublished:August 16, 2002Publisher:DC BOOKSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0919688535

ISBN - 13:9780919688537