Mad for Newyorktown

Mad for Newyorktown

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Like the city it uses as a point of departure, MAD FOR NEWYORKTOWN bristles with voices, swagger, food, compassion, laughter, pain - above all, attitude. And it revels in a multiplicity of forms: from sonnets and odes to blank and free verse, from haiku to comic drama, from a bitter tirade on the Gulf War to a Victorian trifle in the tradition of high nonsense. At times we hear from the winners and losers who live at the hot heart of urban America. At others the words come from farther away. From Dido licking a wound that will not heal ... Narcissus blithely mocking a friend ... Hester Prynne exorcising devils. As the author states in his foreward, these are poems to be read aloud, even acted - performance poetry, in which voice and gesture join with painstakingly crafted words to build bridges between artists and active listeners.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152.4 x 221 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Vivisphere Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587760312
  • 9781587760310