38 Bar Blues

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SCB Distributors, Nov 5, 2013 - Poetry
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C.R. Avery's audaciously charismatic second book, 38 Bar Blues, is a tome of poetry loaded with bar stool musicality and brass knuckle poetry. Welcome to a clear glimpse into a motel 50 miles outside of town, a window into the life of a modern troubadour and the courage of a young father trying to keep the highway of diamonds shining while singing the song of innocence. C.R. Avery's writing flows like a Tennessee Williams stage play, from haiku-size poems to longer erotic tales that sink the reader deeper into backstage smoke of Avery's worlds. 38 Bar Blues is like a Bob Dylan setlist; a play constructed like a Charlie Chaplain silent film; a book built to make the reader laugh and cry. It all comes out as true music. 38 Bar Blues is the perfectly crafted journal of a living legend. Enter the back-room of an old Italian cafe, where dirty dirty politics, outlaw love, and outrageous beauty are all in the cards.
 

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C.R. Avery has a way with words that makes me jealous. I love reading his poetry and wish I could read more. A great Canadian Artist that is worth discovering!!! Read full review

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Contents

Les Deux Saints de Montreal
A Few Thousand Words
Man Sitting Beside Me at a Campfire
Arctic Wind
BIRD CAGE
My What Next Memo to Myself
Attendant
Like that Painting in High School
Slow Sunday
The Coroners Office Figure Eights
Shizer
Old Love the Gambler
Trudeau
Servants Quarters
Pocket Knife
CHAPTER FOUR A DRAGON WITH HIS TAIL CURLED UP LIKE A GARDEN HOSE

St Marie
CHAPTER TWO THE FIRST MUSICIAN WHO SHOUTED LETS PLAY IT BY EAR
New York Fire Escape
Roll Over Beethoven
Doppelganger
The Gospel According to the Purple Cotton Dress
Ballad for the Starving Artist
Suburbs of Bridge End
Quarter Past Eleven we have an understanding
Unicef Blues
Follow that Cab
CHAPTER THREE OUR SUN FLASHES THROUGH THE CLOUDS LIKE A COPS BADGE
Orphan
Paris
Oakland Garage Band
Greetings from across the Ocean
Destiny and the Green Grass of Flagstaff
Open Letter to a Beautiful 20 Year Old
A Town in Eastern Ontario
13 Station Road a 12 Bar Blues
Little Angel on the Toilet
Secret Mission
If Only Shakespeare Could Sing
Write Bloody Publishing 2011 Lineup
Other Write Bloody Books
Pull Your Books Up By Their Bootstraps
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