Why Are You So Long and Sweet?

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Insomniac Press, 2010 - Canadian poetry - 240 pages
A companion volume to Why Are You So Sad? - David W. McFadden's book of selected poems shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize - this book finally brings together, in one place, all of McFadden's masterful long poems. For some poets, the long poem is an occasion to stretch one's lyrical legs, try on different stylistic hats, or work out ideas too complex for shorter poems. For David McFadden, the long poem is much more; here is McFadden's prodigious imagination in overdrive, his language always mischievous and mesmerizing, spinning yarns both comic and cosmic.

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David W. McFadden's extraordinary literary career spans five decades thus far. An Innocent in Cuba is the most recent of his many travel books, and Be Calm, Honey, a finalist for the 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry, is the most recent of his many books of poetry. In 2008, Why Are You So Sad? Selected Poems of David W. McFadden was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. He lives in Toronto.

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