By David McGimpsey
"David McGimpsey is unfuckwithable, poetry-wise, and i will stand on John Ashberry's espresso desk in my cowboy boots and say that."—Michael Robbins
Implored to be "classy" and "real" for as soon as, David McGimpsey appears to be like to all issues "poetic," like birds and background, and in its place unearths actual worth and which means in vitamin lime soda and the phrases to "Bootylicious." Asbestos Heights amps up McGimpsey's trademark sideswiping of formal rhetoric with pop-culture verve to discover a daring past due evening Petrarchan spirit.
David McGimpsey is the writer of a number of books of poetry and brief fiction. he's additionally a musician, a fiction editor for Joyland, and his shuttle writing is a typical function of enRoute journal. He teaches artistic writing and literature at Concordia University.
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Asbestos Heights by David McGimpsey