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All-Night Lingo Tango

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This collection is a love letter to language with poems that are drunk and filled with references to the hyperkinetic world of the twenty-first century. Yet Zeus and Hera tangle with Leda on the interstate; Ava Gardner becomes a Hindu princess; and Shiva, the Destroyer, reigns over all. English is the primary god here, with its huge vocabulary and omnivorous gluttony for new words, yet the mystery of the alphabet is behind everything, a funky puppet masterwho can make a new world out of nothing.
All-Night Lingo Tango
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This collection is a love letter to language with poems that are drunk and filled with references to the hyperkinetic world of the twenty-first century. Yet Zeus and Hera tangle with Leda on the interstate; Ava Gardner becomes a Hindu princess; and Shiva, the Destroyer, reigns over all. English is the primary god here, with its huge vocabulary and omnivorous gluttony for new words, yet the mystery of the alphabet is behind everything, a funky puppet masterwho can make a new world out of nothing.
BARBARA HAMBY is writer-in-residence at Florida State University. She is the author of two chapbooks and three previous poetry collections: The Alphabet of Desire; Delirium; and Babel, winner of the 2003 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including the Paris Review, the Iowa Review, the Kenyon Review, and Best American Poetry 2000.
Combines an intense love affair with language and a consideration of it.Throughout the collection, Hamby has enormous fun with the English language. . . .Anyone who has contemplated fear; had a comment to make about war or religion; is passionate about cake; enjoys music, words, and sound; and keeps pluging at life as best as possible, with a brilliant vitality is a peer of Hamby s, and will laugh, think, and tap toes in rhythm to her book. " Hollins Critic""
Author
Barbara Hamby
Short Title
ALL NIGHT LINGO TANGO
Pages
80
Publisher
University of Pittsburgh Press
Series
Pitt Poetry (Paperback)
Language
English
ISBN-10
0822960176
ISBN-13
9780822960171
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
811.54
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-02-28
Imprint
University of Pittsburgh Press
Place of Publication
Pittsburgh PA
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
US
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