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The Cry of Oliver Hardy - Contemporary Poetry Series (Paperback)
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The Cry of Oliver Hardy - Contemporary Poetry Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 72 Pages / Published: 30/06/2009
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Michael Heffernan's is a unique, controlled, yet oblique and interesting poetic voice, full of intelligence and marvelous self-awareness. This book is a sustained and professional performance, practiced any yet full of delightful chances.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820332949
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 109 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 5 mm


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The collection shows a keen handling of poetic forms. Heffernan demonstrates not only humor and wit but declares a willingness to fall flat on his face in the pursuit of serious play. This is a difficult assignment, and Heffernan performs well. He is like a good basketball guard bringing the ball up court against an equally good press; when he can't go to his right, he goes to his left; when he's stopped there, and can't pass, he dribbles and prays. To change the figure, he is often like a stand-up comedian who is not about to keep his feelings out of his patter. 'The Crazyman's Revival' and 'Nineteenth of April' are good examples of this.

--Gary Gildner

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