Dance, Monster!: Fifty Selected Poems

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Insomniac Press, Mar 15, 2011 - Poetry - 110 pages
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Drawing from a variety of sources including folksong, philosophy, linguistics, chaos theory, theatre and sexuality, Stan Rogal's poetry is a rollicking and adroit expression of the world in flux. This selection gathers together fifty of Rogal's best poems from the last thirty years; it is sure to delight long-time fans and new readers alike.
 

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Contents

Foreword
13
Sweet Betsy from Pike 1992
15
Pastorale
17
Enigma
18
Labyrinth
19
Down the Road
21
Lexicon
23
Grail Hunters
24
Signatures
67
Pile of Bones
68
Ice Age
69
Pick Up That Mountain
70
Lunar Landscape
71
Ground Zero
72
The Moth Poem
73
sub rosa 2003
75

The Dig
25
The Imaginary Museum 1993
27
Dance Monster to My Soft Song
29
Under Glass
31
the Void Stares Back
32
1
33
Huberts Museum
34
More Pricks Than Kicks
35
Homespun
36
Personations 1997
37
Occupations
39
Sound the Silent Aitch
40
1
42
7
43
10
44
17
46
Geometry of the Odd 1999
49
Reprisal
51
Legend
53
the poem
54
HaleBopp the 39
57
Rosemary
60
St Elmos Fire
62
Lines of Embarkation 1999
65
Sub Rosa
77
1
79
2
80
3
81
4
82
5
84
6
86
In Search of the Emerald City 2004
89
In Search of the Emerald City V
91
In Search of the Emerald City VII
92
In Search of the Emerald City VIII
94
In Search of the Emerald City XXV
95
In Search of the Emerald City XLI
96
Fabulous Freaks 2005
99
Riddled
101
Black Sabbath
102
Fabulous Freaks
103
Once Upon a Time
105
All the Roary Night
106
Acknowledgements
109
About the Author
110
dance monster back covers
111
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About the author (2011)

Stan Rogal was born in Vancouver and now resides in Toronto. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies in Canada, the US and Europe. He is the author of fifteen books of fiction and poetry, and his plays have been produced across Canada.

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