Notes for My Body Double

byPaul Guest

Paperback | October 1, 2007

Notes for My Body Double by Paul Guest
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Who would guess that Godzilla, the Invisible Man, Elvis, Donald Duck, Ted Williams, and the Three Stooges might have something to say about the love and loss that shape the way we see the world? And yet these are the pop-culture coordinates that chart the emotional life brilliantly mapped out in Paul Guest’s second book of poems. Winner of the Prairie Schooner Prize in Poetry, this collection plumbs the depths of nature and culture (how, for instance, “gar” in Old English means “spear,” and an octopus can lose a limb during mating) to give form to the darkness and the light that make us human.
 
In poetry whose tone is largely one of lament tempered by a wry and intelligent humor, Paul Guest does what a poet does best: he gives us the moments of his life refashioned to reflect the larger arc and meaning of our own—of life, that is, writ large.
Paul Guest is the author of The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World, winner of the 2002 New Issues Poetry Prize, and of the chapbook Exit Interview. Coeditor of Mot Juste, Guest has taught poetry and writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Alabama.
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Title:Notes for My Body DoubleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:91 pages, 8.48 X 5.48 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:91 pages, 8.48 X 5.48 X 0.3 inPublished:October 1, 2007Publisher:UNP - Bison OriginalLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803260350

ISBN - 13:9780803260351

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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