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ISBN-10: 1933517492
ISBN-13: 9781933517490
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: 11/01/2010
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.60" H

The Book of Frank

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Winner of the 2009 Gil Ott Book Award, this expanded edition of The Book of Frank features additional Frank poems and an essay by Eileen Myles.

Praised by poet Anne Waldman as a voyeuresque surreal portrait, The Book of Frank is also, in the words of poet-critic Alan Gilbert, a “candid portrayal of human cruelty and its resultant fantasies of escape.

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The poems capture moments, and they don't explain themselves. But, cumulatively, they invoke a sense of what it is like to be almost supernaturally sensitive, empathic, curious, responsive. In short: what it feels like to be a poet, possessed by a muse. –Charles Kruger, The Rumpus

I've grown to love CA Conrad–the man, the work, and all he attempts and represents–because he always argues (from the inside of his poems) for a poetry of radical inclusivity while keeping a very queer shoulder to the wheel. His kind of queerness strikes me as nonpolarizing, not intentionally but because of the fullness of his exposition, a kind of gigantism that seems to me to be most deeply informed by love, and a tenderness for the ravages and tumult of existence. –Eileen Myles

Conrad's construction and airing of Frank's reality isn't just dream tittering. Instead, these poems show imagination as a vehicle of outright salvation... –Mike Young, NOÖ Journal

At once charming and frightening, The Book of Frank will certainly take the top of your head off, and it might just replace it with something better. –Noah Eli Gordon, Boston Review

Conrad's approach is a welcome change from high-minded poetry that steadfastly ignores the body in all its dumb, limiting materiality...Only by engaging this body, by forcing ourselves to travel through the shames and humiliations of its portals, can we achieve transport. –Christopher Schmidt, BookForum

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ISBN-10: 1933517492
ISBN-13: 9781933517490
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: 11/01/2010
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.60" H
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