The Complete Book of Kong

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Southeast Missouri State University Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Poetry - 64 pages
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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF KONG gathers the poetic wit, woe, and wisdom of both new and favorite Kong poems--from William Trowbridge's previous books, and from numerous literary magazines and anthologies--into a collection that will rattle your cage. This Kong is undiluted and indomitable, ready for anything from power lunches to paparazzi, from Manhattan to Mambo, from Godzilla to God. He is hip and horrendous, always terribly in love with a small screaming blonde, and still bearing the biggest, brightest heart Hollywood has ever broken. Kong treads fortissimo where mortals fear to go and holds forth in these poems with the fresh, no-nonsense voice that makes Trowbridge one of poetry's most cutting-edge bards. Come forth, ye canon weary. Behold your Inner Kong.

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

Confessional poetry from the point of view of King Kong. The great ape opines on everything from love and Hollywood to the pope and video dating. This should have been hilarious, and was in fact funny ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Brockley - Goodreads

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF KONG is a collection of the musings and reflections of the well-known silver-screen simian. William Trowbridge's Kong tries out for an NFL team, shares a brief Hollywood moment ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

William Trowbridge has published three poetry collections and two poetry chapbooks. His poems have also appeared in numerous periodicals. He lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri, where he continues to write and edit.

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