Dick Bakken

The Whiskey Epiphanies

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Description

This spectacular collection of poems includes works from 1963 to 2013. They show the remarkable breadth of the poet and the wild imagination he has called upon through these years. The poems are printed, naturally, in this collection. They are poems which sing, however, and the astute reader will hear the music as he or she reads these works.

Additional information

Weight 7.2 oz
Dimensions 6 x 0.3 x 9 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Dick Bakken

ISBN

978-0-912887-07-4

Amazon

http://a.co/aOc00h9

Original Language

English

Publish Date

9/1/2014

Page/Word Count

144 pages

Praise

and loving purely through his body-mass. –Ian McColgin, and scarlet pearl-buttoned shirt, fringed jacket, his poems hold up as well on the page as they do on the stage. But you need to gulp them with energy. These are not sweet, i.e. making them drift comfortable with so-damn-common pre-American pretense to classiness. –Barbara Drake, in his motley of striped pants, Native American chant, poet Dick Bakken's poetry is colored by our geographic patchwork that he constantly travels. The cadences of billboard flash, pop radio love beat, Protestant sermonizing, relaxing poems; not poems for bedtime or for lazing away an afternoon. As Bakken puts it, The North Coast Times Eagle, The whole of what I am wants to wake people up to word/sound/lyricism and you just can't do that by putting them to sleep, TV pitches. and the intelligible babble of children all spin like pinwheels in the homemade rhetoric of Bakken s work. In performance, white pointed shoes, without manuscript or microphone, working with his hands

Imprint

PBS

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