Pastels are Pretty Much the Polar Opposite of Chalk

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DC Books, 2009 - Poetry - 76 pages
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Pastels Are Pretty Much The Polar Opposite Of Chalk is about the syntax of distinction, unlikely comparison and the colorful drama that comes with choosing between actions, people and things. Scenarios of rupture are set in malls, bedrooms, tawdry boardwalks, train stations and hospitals, as tinsel rains down slowly in the background. Here Nathaniel G. Moore’s cryptically majestic language bears witness to staged altercations between hedonism vs. hunger, domesticity vs. pedestrian excess, cross-hatched gesture vs. harsh reality. This book asks questions: Do I like pretzels? What kind of pretzels do I prefer? How do I feel? Would I rather watch a car chase or be in one? What is Golden Flint? Do they sell that at the grocery store? Have I told you the story of when I fell in love with you? Like a psycho smart alec with a velvet tongue, this book provides answers to all the question in wonderfully wrought riddles.

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About the author (2009)

Nathaniel G. Moore is the author of Bowlbrawl, and editor of Desire, Doom & Vice. Described as a 'Toronto small press fixture by Flare Magazine, Nathaniel regularly contributes to Broken Pencil and Danforth Review and has performed his literary work on CBC's ZeD TV. He is also a regular correspondent for the music magazine Skyscraper in the US. He lives in the Toronto Annex.

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