Monday, August 10, 2009

The Happy Birthday of Death by Gregory Corso

OK collection of beat poetry. Has a really frantic and humorous poem about marriage that's worth a read. Is it just me, or does everybody else hear the voice of Captain Kirk while reading beat poems? Corso's poems got old after a while but here's how to create your own if you find yourself in a similar situation: snap your fingers without rhythm several times while spouting words that pop into your mind and assigning characteristics to things. Toothbrush. The happy happy mouse is dead. My Pez dispenser; out of love. The licorice rises. [Author of this review now sticks his finger down his throat and makes a gagging sound].

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3505.O763 H3 1960
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Brett Fisher, Chair of Library Systems & Technology Division, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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