Li'l Bastard

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Li'l Bastard

Li'l Bastard By David McGimpsey Li l Bastard Finalist for the Governor General s Award for PoetryMelding the deeply personal and the culturally popular Li l Bastard is confessional poetry as written by a chronic trickster and a committed l

  • Title: Li'l Bastard
  • Author: David McGimpsey
  • ISBN: 9781552452486
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Li'l Bastard By David McGimpsey Finalist for the 2012 Governor General s Award for PoetryMelding the deeply personal and the culturally popular, Li l Bastard is confessional poetry as written by a chronic trickster and a committed liar Written in part as an homage to John Berryman and Robert Lowell, this sequence of sixteen line poems chubby sonnets explores the poet s obsessions food, aging, basebalFinalist for the 2012 Governor General s Award for PoetryMelding the deeply personal and the culturally popular, Li l Bastard is confessional poetry as written by a chronic trickster and a committed liar Written in part as an homage to John Berryman and Robert Lowell, this sequence of sixteen line poems chubby sonnets explores the poet s obsessions food, aging, baseball, beer, and Barnaby Jones and map his midlife crisis on a wild flight through Montreal, Chicago, Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles Poignant and often achingly funny, Li l Bastard will cement David McGimpsey s status as a beloved original.David McGimpsey is the author of four acclaimed collections of poetry, including Lardcake and Sitcom He teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.
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    1. THE TORONTO QUARTERLY on said:

      Hey, Everyone Check out my interview with poet David McGimpsey as we discuss his latest collection of sonnets Li l Bastard Coach House Books, 2012 and his feelings on being nominated for this years Governor General s Award in Poetry Read it now on my TTQ Blogetorontoquarterly.c

    2. Alan on said:

      Perhaps two stars is a bit harsh, but there s something bad about this collection of poems That being said, I did enjoy parts of it, but not too many What starts off as a refreshing bit of social criticism and wit quickly becomes repetitive and cheap While McGimpsy does capture modernity and city culture quite nicely, this success gets boggled down by uninteresting references to pop culture and middle american fluff I would not call this collection a waste of time however, it does have some memo [...]

    3. Jeff Buddle on said:

      McGimpsey is a master at making the pedestrian seem profound In his hands, the TV show Barnaby Jones seems like holy scripture His 16 line sonnets twist pop culture into important touchstones Taken collectively, what we re really talking about here is a mid life crisis, an academic almost resentful about being in academia, but upset about growing ever older.

    4. Arjun on said:

      Any list of best books of 2011 that does not include this book is invalid A kind of melange of pseudo biography, this collection of chubby sonnets 16 lines not 14 travel the continent Montreal, Chicago, Texas, California , pray at the altar of Buddy Ebsen well, Barnaby Jones and kind of skewer affectionately the whole carnival that is academia But most of all it is awesome It is funny, it is sad though it is mostly funny and it is as entertaining as a sonnet has any right to be.

    5. Amy on said:

      This might be one of the worst and inaccessible books of poetry I have ever read.Literally the only thing that kept me slogging page by page is the fact that I m behind on my yearly challenge and I really needed another book ticked off the list.I think this book just wasn t written for me It s about a mid life crisis of some dude from Quebec Like, who cares, except maybe for other middle aged men who want to run away from their crumbling lives to Texas or whatever.

    6. The 49th Shelf on said:

      One of the titles on our Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2011 list.

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