Watching Cartoons Before Attending a Funeral

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Pub Date: 04/01/2003

Pages: 88

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781893996601

ISBN 10: 1893996603

Price: $14.00 / $18.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / American / General

Watching Cartoons Before Attending a Funeral

By John Surowiecki

Price: $14.00



About the Book

This first full-length collection of work marks the emergence of a strong new voice in American poetry.

"Watching Cartoons Before Attending a Funeral enacts an intimate and familiar accord between personal and communal perception—‘the etiquette failure teaches, the quiet an owl inspires’—the sweet sting of living. He ‘lowers a lens’ and we see what has been there all along, so self-evident yet willfully avoided. The poet endows our thousand and one indiscretions with a human face and the words to admit them. Watching Cartoons is a risk and a beckoning."—C.D. Wright

John Surowiecki, born and raised in Meridan, Connecticut, received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Connecticut. He lives in Amston, Connecticut, where he is a freelance writer.

About the Book

Winner of the Eighth Annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize.