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Egypt from Space

These endlessly inventive contemporary American prose poems work forward from the tradition represented by Russell Edson and Charles Simic with energy and delight.

88 pages | 6 x 9


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Table of Contents

Prologue • I Wish I Were Mexico • He Said Discipline Is the Highest Form of Love • Past Immaculate • From Ancient Legends and Infidelities, Ch.3, “Perverse Muses” • Egypt from Space II • Faithful • Far Demon Apple Body • Bedtime Story • Intermittent Rose Body • Red Car I • Wigs Amor • Boywatching with Lydia • Red Monsoon • Galaxy Coffee Shop • Hothouse No. 7 • Hillside • From Ancient Legends and Infidelities, Ch.2, “Sexual Shamans” • She Said It As If She Were Milk • Egypt from Space I • Red Car II • December 28 as Part of the Body • A View of Popocatepetl • Poem with Competing Theories of Pomegranate • Art and Life • Red Car III • The Rose I Send Myself • Story Problem • A Veronica • Journey • Screamer • Gargoyle • Hollows • Child of Cups • Tonight I Will Execute All the Falcons of the Old Regime • Holy War • Island of Cats • Island of Lepers • Island of Nuns • Ancient Pez Cat, c. 2003 C.E. • Pink Most Desert Body • Little Mystery • Red Car • The American Fact • Dog • The Orient • Go Away • Red Car V • Glow-in-the-Dark Gecko • The One with the Darkest Hair • On the Author • L’Art Brut • Red Car VI • Afterlife • The Passing House • My Descent • Invisible

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