Walking Tooth & Cloud

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French Connection Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Poetry - 61 pages
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This is a slender compilation showcasing the prose poems of internationally published poet Albert Flynn DeSilver. Memorable, contemporary, cognitive on an almost dreamscape level, here presented is a body of work that should be read and experienced by as wide an appreciative audience as possible. "The Chuckling Sky": here comes fear lurching down the trail, cocksure, with a fierce strut, snapping passing branches. He has got metal spikes in his thorny bears and pitchfork-claws tangling up the innocent air. He is shouting biblical epithets at the agnostic clouds, stirring forth an anticipatory story of blooming gloom. His wrath is that of gangly anger, angling toward more future fire. Fear's face bleats blood-red drops, acts like impatient flame, glaring briefly -- briefly trailing off into the chuckling sky.

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About the author (2007)

ALBERT FLYNN DESILVER has recently begun his tenure as Marin County's very first poet laureate. He is the author, most recently of Letters to Early Street (La Alameda Press, 2007), and Walking Tooth & Cloud (French Connection Press, 2007). Albert has published more than one hundred poems in literary journals worldwide including Zyzzyva, New American Writing, Jubilat, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh's Ear (France), Hanging Loose, Exquisite Corpse, and many others. Some of his letters in correspondence with the poet Paul Hoover will be featured in the new book Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia Books, 2008).

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