New PDF release: Always die before your mother

By Patrick Woodcock

ISBN-10: 1550228625

ISBN-13: 9781550228625

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ISBN-13: 9781554903658

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ISBN-13: 9781554908622

Like an embedded journalist, Patrick Woodcock writes his poetry from front traces of expertise. From towns reeling from the trauma of siege battle to the stifling warmth and politics of the Arabian Peninsula to the darkest corners of the South American rain woodland, Woodcock's poems undergo witness to an international that's both fast and remote... and much extra advanced than we regularly think. In his new e-book regularly Die sooner than You mom, Woodcock takes us worldwide -- recording no matter what he can. Like a photographer utilizing the changeable lenses of photo and idiom, he transforms all that he sees right into a searing observation on human disasters either private and non-private, these of our societies, our politics and our religions, in addition to his personal disasters as a son.

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When they were in the terror years — those between childhood and adulthood — they were sent higher up into the mountains to study at the University of Every Time You Speak a Work of Art Should Be Produced. It was there that our two lovers met. He was studying to breathe like a poet, and she was studying to breathe like a sculptress. Obviously, they fell in love and spent hours dreaming of the years of joy ahead of them — the years of art ahead of them. But one day, when they were walking home, a jealous peasant, who had only learned to breathe ropes, still angry for being banished from school 34 for his stertorous ways, dropped a noose from a tree and hanged the young man.

Their wedding night was spent pushing bodies downstream. The next day, while the new bride was washing her sister-in-law’s gown, the most beautiful woman in the province was taken to the river. Her father held the rope. The hook piercing her lower lip. 33 A F T E R WAT C H I N G A G Y P S Y G I R L CRYING IN A CEMETERY Years ago, I was told of a secluded village in the mountains. A village of perpetual daylight, where the air was always cold. You can read a man’s thoughts by the way he breathes, they used to say.

6. Suicide dogs, Christ, I understand your progression, your undarkening eyes. I’ve imagined coaches and horse dung and the scraggy-headed succession of order. I’ve pawed at Him for years while the roaches after flying through my window stopped beating their wings and wondered acoustically — fleeting? 46 T H E C H I VA A C C I D E N T Forgotten was the rainbow’s glow when it decided to carve and carve and carve. And when it chose to butcher, then bloody, then throw, it chose a baby to cradle and the same baby, starve.

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