A History Of Broken Love Things

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About the author:
SB Stokes, a fourth generation Californian, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and is one of the founders of Beast Crawl, Oakland's annual literary festival. He has produced the blog MASS COMMUNICATIONS since 2004 and currently lives and loves in Oakland, California.

A History Of Broken Love Things

Authored by SB Stokes
Introduction by Hugh Behm-Steinberg
Cover design or artwork by SB Stokes
Edited by A. Razor

The first verb in SB Stokes' magnum opus,
A History of Broken Love Things, is "wanna."
He is a poet of hope, expectation, and desire,
which prepare us for the erratic path of life
as it is actually lived: "a large weepy beast, /
a guy with some hats, / a stark-raging husband, /
an ineffectual queen." In the beautifully titled poem, "dark magick / a solitude by duke," he writes, "The piano pounds its own heart into bits." But even desolation offers its glittering souvenir. Read this book and prepare to have your life lifted,
your heart broken.

Paul Hoover,
editor of Postmodern American Poetry

Publication Date:
1940213924 / 9781940213927
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / General

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