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By Richard Newman

ISBN-10: 1927409314

ISBN-13: 9781927409312

the entire Wasted fantastic thing about the realm, a finalist for the 2012 capable Muse publication Award, extols the gorgeous as without problems because it expounds at the blemished. The reasoned commingles with the rambunctious, as on the subject of the speaker who broadcasts that “our lives span diaper to diaper,/ and in among we piss on somebody/ we can.” Little escapes discover in those poems of gutsy realism and formal deftness, which freely spotlight the fringes of society-the speaker in “Bellefontaine Cemetery” exhorts teenagers to “party on people’s graves” and feature “a few shut shaves with county sheriffs,” the carcass of a Ford truck intrudes on a mountain climbing trail’s gully, the homeless are lullabied to “find relaxation at the back of our dumpster/ . . . ranking a 5th of bourbon/ and locate your abdominal full.” Richard Newman brings us a set that prods and soars with the grit and wonder of the genuine world.

PRAISE FOR all of the WASTED fantastic thing about THE WORLD:

Richard Newman’s all of the Wasted great thing about the area is masterful and magnetic, from the “galaxy of gnats” soaring within the St. Louis twilight to the way in which a backwoods junkyard “gnaws on a pile of outdated Ford bones.” He sees a gaggle of bored highschool childrens with “nothing to lose/ yet silly summer season jobs and innocence,” and captures with excellent acuity how “September rain in streetlight/ silvers the cypress needles, scatters new dimes/ one of the nuisance alley mulberry trees.” Newman’s poems, with their formal, lapidary precision, their indelible images of existence within the affordable bars, again alleys, and rough-hewn edges of the Midwest, shock a starvation in us for a language better, wilder, and unabashedly loftier than day-by-day speech.
-George Bilgere, writer of Imperial

The poems in Richard Newman's awesome 3rd assortment, all of the Wasted fantastic thing about the realm, are heady explorers. They roam from misplaced guy move to Benton Park, from downtown St. Louis to Southern Indiana, all of the whereas balancing lovely musicality with lyric originality. in the middle of the wandering, there's longing in those poems-for position, for order, for morning. there's urgency, too, and sweetness, wasted and in a different way, in locations we do not regularly count on it. Newman is a daring and masterful formalist in a free-verse global, and he makes use of sonnets, aubades, villanelles, and odes to reconcile the geographies of the inner and external. repeatedly, this assortment makes us recalibrate our real north and forces us to reassess the area for the entire unpredictable locations the place we will locate beauty.
-Adrian Matejka, writer of the massive Smoke

Newman makes use of the ability of recollection and imagery to craft odes, sonnets, villanelles, ballads, and loose verse with titles like “Four childrens Pissing off the Overpass after a Cardinals Game.” every one poem calls our cognizance to a rough-and-tumble, daily the USA we regularly force prior yet forget. the entire Wasted fantastic thing about the area returns us to the genuine and, for that reason, the hot by means of placing at the brakes and asking us to seem, if merely in short, past our rear-views.
-Dorianne Laux, writer of The booklet of Men


Richard Newman is the writer of the poetry collections household Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009) and Borrowed cities (Word Press, 2005), in addition to a number of poetry chapbooks. His poems have seemed in most sensible American Poetry, side road, Crab Orchard evaluate, degree, New Letters, Poems & performs, Poetry day-by-day, The sunlight, Unsplendid, Verse day-by-day, and lots of different periodicals and anthologies. His poem "Bellefontaine Cemetery" gained first position within the 2010 Ledge Poetry Awards. He lives in St. Louis, the place he studies books for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and edits River Styx.

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