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By Richard Newman

all of the Wasted fantastic thing about the realm, a finalist for the 2012 capable Muse e-book Award, extols the gorgeous as with no trouble because it expounds at the blemished. The reasoned commingles with the rambunctious, as with regards to the speaker who proclaims that “our lives span diaper to diaper,/ and in among we piss on somebody/ we can.” Little escapes discover in those poems of gutsy realism and formal deftness, which freely spotlight the fringes of society-the speaker in “Bellefontaine Cemetery” exhorts youngsters to “party on people’s graves” and feature “a few shut shaves with county sheriffs,” the carcass of a Ford truck intrudes on a climbing trail’s gully, the homeless are lullabied to “find relaxation at the back of our dumpster/ . . . rating a 5th of bourbon/ and locate your abdominal full.” Richard Newman brings us a set that prods and soars with the grit and sweetness of the true world.

PRAISE FOR all of the WASTED great thing about THE WORLD:

Richard Newman’s all of the Wasted fantastic thing about the realm is masterful and magnetic, from the “galaxy of gnats” soaring within the St. Louis twilight to the best way a backwoods junkyard “gnaws on a pile of outdated Ford bones.” He sees a bunch of bored highschool youngsters with “nothing to lose/ yet silly summer season jobs and innocence,” and captures with excellent acuity how “September rain in streetlight/ silvers the cypress needles, scatters new dimes/ one of the nuisance alley mulberry trees.” Newman’s poems, with their formal, lapidary precision, their indelible pix of existence within the affordable bars, again alleys, and rough-hewn edges of the Midwest, shock a starvation in us for a language better, wilder, and unabashedly loftier than day-by-day speech.
-George Bilgere, writer of Imperial

The poems in Richard Newman's outstanding 3rd assortment, all of the Wasted fantastic thing about the realm, are heady explorers. They roam from misplaced guy move to Benton Park, from downtown St. Louis to Southern Indiana, all of the whereas balancing attractive musicality with lyric originality. in the middle of the wandering, there's longing in those poems-for position, for order, for morning. there's urgency, too, and wonder, wasted and another way, in areas we do not consistently anticipate it. Newman is a daring and masterful formalist in a free-verse global, and he makes use of sonnets, aubades, villanelles, and odes to reconcile the geographies of the inner and external. many times, this assortment makes us recalibrate our real north and forces us to reassess the area for all the unpredictable locations the place we will locate beauty.
-Adrian Matejka, writer of the massive Smoke

Newman makes use of the facility of recollection and imagery to craft odes, sonnets, villanelles, ballads, and unfastened verse with titles like “Four children Pissing off the Overpass after a Cardinals Game.” each one poem calls our awareness to a rough-and-tumble, daily the USA we frequently force earlier yet omit. the entire Wasted great thing about the area returns us to the genuine and, accordingly, the recent by means of placing at the brakes and asking us to appear, if simply in short, past our rear-views.
-Dorianne Laux, writer of The ebook of Men

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Richard Newman is the writer of the poetry collections family Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009) and Borrowed cities (Word Press, 2005), in addition to a number of poetry chapbooks. His poems have seemed in top American Poetry, side road, Crab Orchard overview, degree, New Letters, Poems & performs, Poetry day-by-day, The solar, Unsplendid, Verse day-by-day, and lots of different periodicals and anthologies. His poem "Bellefontaine Cemetery" gained first position within the 2010 Ledge Poetry Awards. He lives in St. Louis, the place he stories books for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and edits River Styx.

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By Richard Newman

all of the Wasted fantastic thing about the realm, a finalist for the 2012 capable Muse e-book Award, extols the gorgeous as with no trouble because it expounds at the blemished. The reasoned commingles with the rambunctious, as with regards to the speaker who proclaims that “our lives span diaper to diaper,/ and in among we piss on somebody/ we can.” Little escapes discover in those poems of gutsy realism and formal deftness, which freely spotlight the fringes of society-the speaker in “Bellefontaine Cemetery” exhorts youngsters to “party on people’s graves” and feature “a few shut shaves with county sheriffs,” the carcass of a Ford truck intrudes on a climbing trail’s gully, the homeless are lullabied to “find relaxation at the back of our dumpster/ . . . rating a 5th of bourbon/ and locate your abdominal full.” Richard Newman brings us a set that prods and soars with the grit and sweetness of the true world.

PRAISE FOR all of the WASTED great thing about THE WORLD:

Richard Newman’s all of the Wasted fantastic thing about the realm is masterful and magnetic, from the “galaxy of gnats” soaring within the St. Louis twilight to the best way a backwoods junkyard “gnaws on a pile of outdated Ford bones.” He sees a bunch of bored highschool youngsters with “nothing to lose/ yet silly summer season jobs and innocence,” and captures with excellent acuity how “September rain in streetlight/ silvers the cypress needles, scatters new dimes/ one of the nuisance alley mulberry trees.” Newman’s poems, with their formal, lapidary precision, their indelible pix of existence within the affordable bars, again alleys, and rough-hewn edges of the Midwest, shock a starvation in us for a language better, wilder, and unabashedly loftier than day-by-day speech.
-George Bilgere, writer of Imperial

The poems in Richard Newman's outstanding 3rd assortment, all of the Wasted fantastic thing about the realm, are heady explorers. They roam from misplaced guy move to Benton Park, from downtown St. Louis to Southern Indiana, all of the whereas balancing attractive musicality with lyric originality. in the middle of the wandering, there's longing in those poems-for position, for order, for morning. there's urgency, too, and wonder, wasted and another way, in areas we do not consistently anticipate it. Newman is a daring and masterful formalist in a free-verse global, and he makes use of sonnets, aubades, villanelles, and odes to reconcile the geographies of the inner and external. many times, this assortment makes us recalibrate our real north and forces us to reassess the area for all the unpredictable locations the place we will locate beauty.
-Adrian Matejka, writer of the massive Smoke

Newman makes use of the facility of recollection and imagery to craft odes, sonnets, villanelles, ballads, and unfastened verse with titles like “Four children Pissing off the Overpass after a Cardinals Game.” each one poem calls our awareness to a rough-and-tumble, daily the USA we frequently force earlier yet omit. the entire Wasted great thing about the area returns us to the genuine and, accordingly, the recent by means of placing at the brakes and asking us to appear, if simply in short, past our rear-views.
-Dorianne Laux, writer of The ebook of Men

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Richard Newman is the writer of the poetry collections family Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009) and Borrowed cities (Word Press, 2005), in addition to a number of poetry chapbooks. His poems have seemed in top American Poetry, side road, Crab Orchard overview, degree, New Letters, Poems & performs, Poetry day-by-day, The solar, Unsplendid, Verse day-by-day, and lots of different periodicals and anthologies. His poem "Bellefontaine Cemetery" gained first position within the 2010 Ledge Poetry Awards. He lives in St. Louis, the place he stories books for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and edits River Styx.

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