A Pocketful of Fish

A Pocketful of Fish


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A seaworthy celebration of contemporary literature, this omnibus from North America's "most redoubtable poet" brings together three previously-published collections : Swimming through the Darkness (1974), Roe Roe Roe Your Boat (1978), and Will You Hold My Breath (1994). The first two volumes capture perfectly the unique "piscatorial slant" that would become Choo 3T Fish's hallmark, with poetry that ranges from deceptively playful versification to darker meditations in "iambic rentameter" (a phrase he coined to describe his own work). The third volume presents the poet in his later years with a tender collection of love poems, many of which are a revelation to readers whose familiarity has never strayed beyond the poet's traditional canon.

Choo 3T Fish is the recipient of numerous accolades including the National Poetry Award in 1974 for Swimming through the Darkness, and the Boating Association Truite d'Or in 1980. "You cannot understand the arc of the arts in the last-half of the 20th Century without a thorough grounding in the poetry of Choo 3T Fish." (Richard Bledsoe, National Poet Laureate) "[Choo 3T Fish is] one of the most determined and inventive decomposers of contemporary American verse." (Jack Amber, Poetry Now!)

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ISBN-13: 9780999446218
Publisher: Regulus Press
Publication date: 03/06/2019
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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