Parts Unknown: Wrestling, Gimmicks and Other Works

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Insomniac Press, Oct 5, 2009 - Electronic books - 88 pages
Once again proving that no subject matter is beyond his poetic grasp, Michael Holmes now takes on the carnivalesque world of professional wrestling. With humour and bone-cracking language, Parts Unknown bridges the artificial trenches that established cultural endeavours have dug between themselves and their ''lowbrow'' athletic neighbours. These high-flying poems strut to their own music and enter the literary ring ready to rumble.

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