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This Is Fifty-three: (Just the Words, Man) by [O'Conner, Kevin J.]
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This Is Fifty-three: (Just the Words, Man) Kindle Edition


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Length: 211 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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"So deeply personal. It's like a painting of negative space, inviting readers to find you outside of lines you've given." -Lola E. Peters, author of Taboos, The Book of David, and The Truth About White People

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THIS IS FIFTY-THREE is Kevin J. O’Conner’s seventh collection of poems—and his most ambitious to date. Not your typical poetry collection, THIS IS FIFTY-THREE is an exploration of living with uncertainty at a time when we’d expect most of life’s big questions to have been already answered.

It is also an exploration of form and craft.

"In my poems, I have continued to try out different forms and styles in order to stretch myself as a writer. As for the visuals, my previous books used images to mark the boundaries between sections; here, they are an integral part of the whole, whether complementing the text or providing a counterpoint—or stirring things up. The result, for better or worse, is an honest portrayal of me at age fifty-three."
—Kevin J. O'Conner, August 2016

THIS IS FIFTY-THREE is divided into sections, plus a prelude and postlude:

Formalities
Poems written using established forms—in this case tritina, pantoum, terzanelle, viator, rhyming couplets, lune, landay, haiku, and rimas dissolutas.

Oddities
Experimental poems, poems based on dreams, poems based on prompts, poems given unusual graphic or typographic treatment, and unusual or unexpected graphics.

Secrets (and Other Secrets)
Private moments, secrets, unspoken thoughts.

Delicates
Small moments and fragility.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2072 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alarm Cat Press (23 September 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LPM1UGE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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