Michael V. Smith's Bad Ideas PDF

By Michael V. Smith

Nobody is familiar with undesirable rules rather like Michael V. Smith. In his new selection of poetry, he speaks to an intangibility of feel, or a feeling past the rational. Bad Ideas explores the inevitability of loss and triumph with attribute irony and tenderness. via this striking choice of a remembered existence, frolicked to ogle like laundry at the line, Smith remembers a mom who discovers a intercourse tape, a guy who goals of birthing his personal son and a girl who blends her child women into milkshakes.

Bad Ideas is a testomony to how an altered point of view results switch, how tales might be recast. the gathering kinds itself into an workout during which optimism is a practiced artwork recaptured in goals and prayers and mixed to recognize the unknowable, the contradictory, the ungraspable: "An night consists / in 100 unchoreographed / dramas”; "I pull a Clark Kent / remodel, dressed as a monk / in burgundy and gold gowns. i feel / it will defend me, however it doesn't”; "Dear Hatred, candy / Hatred, do you now not movement our enemies / to grasp us better?” Hyperbolic and honest, this assortment brawls with the unquantifiable topics of kinfolk, loneliness and love.

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