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ISBN-10: 1940696372
ISBN-13: 9781940696379
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: 09/06/2016
Dimensions: 8.70" L, 6.10" W, 0.50" H

Power Ballads

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Overview

A power ballad was a hair metal band’s voyage into the softer side of rock, compromising to the integrity of the genre, but genuine and trailblazing. So too is Caples’ Power Ballads. His poems and prose pieces are bizarre and hilarious, in which Dylan and Bowie sit alongside the French surrealists, with the occasional turn into heartfelt romanticism.

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Caples is part of a younger generation of writers reinvigorating contemporary poetry by combining modernist and Language-poetic verbal angularity with the sheer enthusiasm and lustiness of adolescence.
Publishers Weekly

Thom Gunn, Barbara Guest, Robert Creeley, Philip Lamantia, all ghosts now, are invoked without sentiment and with plenty of wry humor.
–Kevin Killian, Attention Span

When a work is unburdened of its own need for manufacture, it takes flight...It is this quality of complication, this soaring aloft in contemplation and play of the world in its multiple forms that appears most salient in Caples' work.
–John Olson, Galatea Resurrects

Caples bends, twists and jumps through images and voices, but manages to maintain a sense of narrative and narration, however indeterminate. Far from being a mere collection of ironic syntactical collisions, this mode of his poetry, while often ironic and funny, coheres as it advances.
–Brian Strang, Verse Magazine

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ISBN-10: 1940696372
ISBN-13: 9781940696379
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: 09/06/2016
Dimensions: 8.70" L, 6.10" W, 0.50" H
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