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A six-part sequence of poems, distributed with TIN WREATH #27 (itself an excellent issue of the magazine edited by David Gonsalves). There is a free-wheeling and playful disregard for standard syntax and diction here, along with frequent allusions to Mutt (of Mutt and Jeff), ducks, and various comic and philosophical routines: "Consider the sire; ponder the dam; then/ rereflect on trainers, even though/ the semiaquack-quackquatic duck/ 's egg will hatch a pretty duckling if// chewing anvils an ostrich sit the nest./ Spit on the turf, pull a cigar alight,/ four elements are enough for any body." (from "Idealism of Tuesday").--John M. Bennett

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

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