Augustine in Carthage, and Other Poems

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ECW Press, Apr 1, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 64 pages
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Augustine in Carthage, and Other Poems is the daring new collection of poetry from Alessandro Porco. Equally crude and charming, locker-room macho and sensitive, these poems are always singularly marked by formal ingenuity and stylistic lan. A poetry that gleefully articulates the possibilities of a 21st century balls-deep masculinity, Porco s new collections begins with its most important work, Augustine in Carthage, a trans-historical re-imagining of Book III of St. Augustine s Confessions, which includes (among other things) philosophizing strippers,
 

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Contents

Augustine in Carthage
After Dino Campana
Hieronymus Tugnutt in Love
Just Passing Through
On Postmodernity
Bob Alan Deal
After Giuseppe Ungaretti
PoemThe AVN Remix
Chuck Neidermans To His Coy MistressThe Necessary Roughness Remix
The Minutes
Mottetti
After Salvatore Quasimodo
Atechnical Synthetic Futurist Theatre for Nine Voices for Performance on MTV The Laguna Beach Remix
After JeanBaptiste Chassignet 1594
We So Seldom Look on Nantucket I XXI
Acknowledgements

If Theyve Compared You
Shes All That

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About the author (2008)

Alessandro Porco is a poet, critic, and scholar. Currently at the State University of New York–Buffalo, he is working toward a dissertation on the subject of hip-hop poetics. His controversial first book of poetry is the Jill Kelly Poems. He lives in Buffalo, New York.

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