A Mouth in California

A Mouth in California Poetry A MOUTH IN CALIFORNIA Graham Foust s fourth book of poetry uses the ironies and anxieties of contemporary life as a foil for mordant and sometimes violent humor Through mangled aphorisms mis

  • Title: A Mouth in California
  • Author: Graham Foust
  • ISBN: 9780981952017
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry A MOUTH IN CALIFORNIA, Graham Foust s fourth book of poetry, uses the ironies and anxieties of contemporary life as a foil for mordant and sometimes violent humor Through mangled aphorisms, misheard song lyrics, and off key phrasing, Foust creates a unique idiom of tragicomic pratfalls, a ballet of falling down Yet the elasticity of Foust s language repels the stPoetry A MOUTH IN CALIFORNIA, Graham Foust s fourth book of poetry, uses the ironies and anxieties of contemporary life as a foil for mordant and sometimes violent humor Through mangled aphorisms, misheard song lyrics, and off key phrasing, Foust creates a unique idiom of tragicomic pratfalls, a ballet of falling down Yet the elasticity of Foust s language repels the stiff necked adversaries of thought what s the wrong way to break that brick of truth back into music

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  • An extended review here would be de trop, because Ange Mlinko did such a stellar job in The Nation (as she always does). I thought, "Ooh ooh! I should point out the clever torque Foust gives to Pope's funny, insulting dog collar couplet at the end of his self-excoriating 'My Graham Foust,' but Ange had already been there. That's the strongest poem in here. Okay, even if that's a lie, it's the poem you'll most remember because of its musicality, its humor and its strong evocations of nearly forgo [...]





  • Here Graham Foust scuttles the reticence that marked his first three volumes, and finds a discursive mode within a fairly loose, tetrameter rhythm; the poems frequently fail to be about anything other than the poet's self-estrangement, but there are crucial exceptions, worth seeking out in the author's longest book yet: "Outbox", "Happening Pastoral", "My Graham Foust", and "Their Early Twenties." Ange Mlinko, in an essay in The Nation called "Gramaphoons," my link text straightens out Foust's s [...]


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