Croak

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Coach House Books, Feb 28, 2012 - Poetry - 104 pages
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"Croak" is a frog-and-girl opera in three parts, played out like a YouTube mashup of mid-century cartoons set to a contemporary pop song. It parades, mutilates, and reacquaints Kermit the Frog with Girl 00010111, Michigan J with Aristophanes, and biblical plagues with caged canaries in a vaudevillian play of time, culture, gender, and narrative. Combining vivisection and classical literature, empirical observation and philosophical speculation, Jenny Sampririsi's grotesque characters splash and sparkle before moving toward their inevitable narrative end.

"Jenny Sampirisi" is the managing editor of BookThug and co-director of the Toronto New School of Writing. She is the author of the novel "is/was."

 

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Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
22
Section 3
36
Section 4
53
Section 5
65
Section 6
78
Section 7
82
Section 8
103

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Jenny Sampirisi is the Managing Editor of BookThug and co-director of the Toronto New School of Writing. She is the author of the novel is/was (Insomniac 2008). Croak is her first book of poetry. She lives in Toronto.

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