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Famous Last Words

ISBN-10: 0975499076

ISBN-13: 9780975499078

Edition: N/A

Authors: Catherine Pierce

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Catherine Pierce's debut, Famous Last Words, is a love letter to life, poetry, and all things American. Beginning with a series of literal love poems (to the word "lonesome," to blank space, to doo-wop, to fear, etc.), Pierce whisks the reader on a cross-country road trip (both literally and figuratively) that takes a tangential spree into a series of genre films and ends with gallows humor in the re-imagining of the events surrounding the famous last words of icons like Billy the Kid, Marie Antoinette, Isadora Duncan, and Pancho Villa. From start to finish, Pierce's book is a delight to the senses, a playful, nostalgic dance that ends with the reader wanting more. "Catherine Pierce has written an exhilarating book, one that rewards its lucky reader with intelligence and lyric grace and dance-hall, crushed corsage swing. A pure delight." --Lynne McMahon
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Saturnalia Books
Publication date: 1/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Love Poem to Sinister Moments
Love Poem to the Word Lonesome
Love Poem to a Blank Space
Love Poem to America
Love Poem to the Phrase Let's get coffee
Love Poem to Doo-Wop
Love Poem to Longing
Love Poem to Fea
Project Yourself Here
Domesticity
Cross-Country Song
While You Sleep, I Watch Myself Die
Advice on Travel
This Is Not an Elegy
Fat Tuesday
Retrospect
Invention
Apostrophe to the First Gray Hair
Adolescence
We Are in Love
Memphis
Epithalamium
Endearments
Why You Love the Annoyances in Your Dreams
The man in the photograph
In Which I Imagine Myself Into a Western
In Which I Imagine Myself Into a Slasher Flick
In Which I Imagine Myself Into a Film Noir
In Which I Imagine Myself Into a David Lynch Movie
The Poem I Cannot Write For You
The Heaven I Hope For
Graceland
Nor Hell a Fury
Evolution
Postcards Nos. 1-6
Conscience
Perseids
Instinct
Ubi Sunt
"Quien es?"
"Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel."
"Pardonnez-moi, monsieur."
This is funny."
"Goodbye, my friends! I go to glory."
"Stopped."
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."