The Vandals (American Poets Continuum #53) (Paperback)

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This is book number 53 in the American Poets Continuum series.


Poetry. Thirty years ago, when Dylan told us, 'the pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handle,' who could know they'd be reconstellated here, with all their sweet weirdness and fierce wisdom, in Alan Michael Parker's remarkable and brilliant new collection of poems-- David St. John. In this book of tresspass and insubordination, Alan Michael Parker pillages all the tints and tones of diction on his way to an outrageous, courageous new poetics ... Rather than minding their manners, his poems unhinge asthetic decorum. They exist in the synapse and spark between word and object, mind and world, where meaning takes shape. Turbulent and musical, profound and absurd, they gesture toward the universal waves of farewell-- Alice Fulton.

About the Author

Alan Michael Parker ( is the author of five collections of poems including The Vandals (BOA, 1999), and Love Song with Motor Vehicles (BOA, 2003). He is editor of The Imaginary Poets, co-editor of The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse, and Editor for North America of Who's Who in 20th Century World Poetry.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781880238745
ISBN-10: 1880238748
Publisher: BOA Editions
Publication Date: May 1st, 1999
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: American Poets Continuum