The comeback's exoskeleton: poems

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UpSet Press, Apr 1, 2009 - Poetry - 95 pages
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"Incorporating the density of Spanish surrealism and a sprawling Whitmanesque line, this amazing first book finds Rotando engaged in a poetic biathlon which draws equally from maximal and minimal traditions. There are tight, economical poems, free verse forms derived from the sonnet, poems leaping about the page, but my favorites are the wonderful prose poems tumbling over and under themselves toward gnomish statements that feel both didactic and self-parodying." --Tim Peterson, from the Foreword

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About the author (2009)

Matthew Rotando received an MFA from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College, and a Fullbright Foundation grant. He is a member of POG, a collective of artists and poets in Tucson, Arizona.

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