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Poetry. Winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award, AMERICAN MASTODON presents a land of absences, monsters, perfect sandwiches, and opposites. Here Sasquatch hides in Sears at Christmas. The night sky remembers a dog that died in orbit, compliments of the Soviets. And here, in the beginning, a five-foot-four human girl was sniffed for by the hounds who stayed on Earth. Ricca presents a surreal world located two steps to the left of our own, capable of not only laughter, but terrible violence and pain.
|Publisher:||Black Lawrence Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Brad Ricca was the winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award for AMERICAN MASTODON (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), which was featured on A Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor and named "Best Poetry Debut" by Cleveland Magazine. He has had poetry appear in The Coe Review, The Kerf, 6ix, Black Dirt, White Pelican Review, Marco Polo, Caesura, Albatross, and elsewhere. His new nonfiction book Super Boys (St. Martin's Press, 2013) is about Superman. His film Last Son won a 2010 Silver Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival. He lives and works in Cleveland.