The Complete Book of Kong: Poems

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Southeast Missouri State University Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Poetry - 64 pages
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"Everyone knows that Kong is one of the greatest American shows, but now he has grown even larger than the wide screen. The Kong poems placed together in one book affirm him as an authentic American icon. There is nothing like him anywhere else in the serious, sour world of poetry in English. Kong reinvents himself over and over in this work. The mood is essentially comic--there are pratfalls and belly laughs abundant. He straightens out a lot of people in this full collection--Hollywood agents, running guards, left-handed pitchers, Popes, poets, porn kings, beauty queens, executives, movie stars, and a whole cast of others. Yes, Kong can fracture you. But, in the end, you realize that Kong, like all great comics, is one of the saddest and most serious things in the world." ---Paul Zimmer

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Wonderful stuff, even for a casual poetry reader. Trowbridge has a wonderful sense of humor and timing that carries the poems. However, there is much heart to be had here as well. He keeps true to the beauty and tragedy that is Kong. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

There is certainly humor to these poems, but it is a mistake to not take something seriously because it is embodied in humor. There is a level of seriousness that can only be achieved through humor ... Read full review

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