Author: Colistro, Vincent
Publisher: Signal Editions
Year Published: 2016
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: â€œI was only born into the world,â€ begins one of Vincent Colistroâ€™s poems, â€œdidnâ€™t invade it, didnâ€™t ransom it for a nicer one.â€ The Late Victorians, Colistroâ€™s debut, is a beguilingly irreverent investigation of the life he was â€œborn into.â€ Hyper-fluent, riding wave after wave of copious invention, Colistro builds his weirdness from scratch, turning simple ideas into sense-resisting parables full of deranged twists and dizzying embellishments. (â€œWe Rick-rolled, we raised / pre-flop, we flapped our pool noodles / at each otherâ€™s caboose.â€) Wily, witty, and packed with brilliant sleights of hand, The Late Victorians announces an original talent.
In Store Location: Bookcase 42 - Poetry 1,