Colony Collapse Disorder

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Wings Press, Apr 1, 2013 - Poetry - 120 pages
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Expansive and innovative, this is the fifth collection from award-winning poet Keith Flynn.A place-based abecedarium, this compilation features two poems representing each letter of thealphabet.Recalling a specific place, city, country, or region, these poems vary in form and texture and are linked to the adjacent poemsby a theme, an image, or a single word. The result is a collection filled with historical vignettes and an unerring grasp of contemporary culture. An almanac with inspiring insights into the human condition, this book utilizes amusical language and illustrates the planet s new global challenges."
 

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Contents

Atlantic City New Jersey On the Boardwalk
2
Amsterdam Holland Rembrandts Mirror
4
Berlin Germany European Political Discourse and the Paranoid Style
5
Barcelona Spain Gaudi
6
Havana Cuba Nearing Havana
8
Collodi Italy Speaking in Tongues
10
Dharamsala India The Exile
15
Dothan Alabama Alabama Chrome
16
Omega Institute New York The Night Train to Omega
52
Osaka Japan The Blue Teen on Train 52
55
Paris France The Resurrection of Haute Couture
56
Pristina Kosovo Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
60
Quantico Maryland Using the Enemys Arrows
61
Queens New York Facebook
62
Kigali Rwanda The Reckoning
64
Tuva Russia The Throat Singers of Tuva
66

El Paso Texas The Future of an Illusion
19
Galapagos Ecuador The Agnostic
21
Flynn Branch Road North Carolina Assuming the Conception
22
Flynn Branch Road North Carolina The Blues
25
Gaza Palestine Easter in Palestine
27
Grand Canyon Arizona Election Day at the Grand Canyon
28
Labadee Haiti A Navel in the Middle of the World
29
Hollywood California The Director
31
Springfield Illinois Lincolns Life Mask
33
Islamabad Pakistan The Birth Mark
34
Jersey City New Jersey Gray Power
35
Izu Peninsula Japan The Seven Islands of Izu
37
Srinegar Kashmir The Force of Compassion
40
Frankfort Kentucky Appalachia
41
Lourdes France The Brides of Christ
42
London England Henry VIII
45
Morris Illinois The Perfect Game
46
Mumbai India Rendition and the White Dwarf
47
Nanking China Nanking 1937
49
Northampton England The Silver Surfer
50
Linares Spain Running with the Bulls
67
San Francisco California Coffin Not Included
69
Tulsa Oklahoma A Poem in the Shape of Tulsa
70
Hermitage Tennessee Old Hickory Gets The Bends
71
Useless Loop Australia God Gives Us Each a Song
73
Ute Mountain Colorado The Silence
75
Vitebsk Belarus If You Are Chagall
77
Venice Italy Eros Thanatos
79
Washington DC Present at the Revolution
81
White Rock North Carolina Being NonBeing Becoming
84
Xavantina Brazil The Tipping Point
86
Xanadu China Cinema Xanadu
88
Yangtze River China A Rolling Story
90
Zmjibar Yemen The Arab Spring
92
Zermatt Switzerland Creationism
95
Zanzibar Africa The Startling Invention of Chairs
96
Acknowledgments
99
About the Author
103
Back Cover
106
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Keith Flynn is a former lyricist and lead singer for the acclaimed rock band The Crystal Zoo, the founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review, and the the author of four poetry collections: The Book of Monsters, The Golden Ratio, The Lost Sea, and The Talking Drum. He is the recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publisher's Emerging Songwriter Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award, and the Sandburg Prize for Poetry.  He was also twice named the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for North Carolina.  He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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