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Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies (American Poets Continuum) [Paperback]

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In Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies, Charles Harper Webb's poetry goes anywhere, memorably presenting the human animal in all its wondrous foolishness and beauty. No issue of contemporary life, be it mundane pop culture or metaphysical high art, (not even poesy) escapes his rapiers.

Charles Harper Webb was a rock guitarist for fifteen years and is now a licensed psychotherapist and professor at California State University. He has written five books of poetry, including Liver, which won the 1999 Felix Pollak Prize, and Reading the Water, which won the S.F. Morse Poetry Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He lives in Long Beach, California.

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Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.26" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.39 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2001
Publisher   BOA Editions Ltd.
ISBN  1929918151  
ISBN13  9781929918157  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! VIRGINIA CHASE SUTTON's first collection of poems, Embellishments, was published by in 2003. Her poems have won the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry at Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, and they have appeared in the Paris Review, Ploughshares, the Antioch Review, and Quarterly West, among other magazines, journals, and anthologies. She lives in Tempe, Arizona, with her husband and daughters. CHARLES HARPER WEBB is the author of Reading the Water, Liver, Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies, and Hot Popsicles. Winner of the Kate Tufts Award and the Felix Pollak Prize, he teaches at California State University, Long Beach.

Charles Harper Webb currently resides in the state of California.

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Impossible not to Smile with Webb  Dec 3, 2004
Even when Charles Harper Webb's collection "Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies" confronts such difficult topics as death, aging parents and one's own mortality, it is difficult not to smile. Reading Webb's poems is like chatting with a good friend, one who always manages to see the good in life, one who knows just how to explain things. To call Webb accessible does not imply that what he does is simple. Too many poets rely on obfuscation to show that they are "serious" artists. Well, Webb is a serious artist. But he also tells it like it is (like a cleaned up Bukowski) in clear yet evocative language. Some of his poems are just outright funny such as "Yiddish for Goys" and "To Make My Countrymen Love Poetry." But even when funny, Webb speaks the truth.
I find myself smiling when I read the poems of Charles Harper Webb. He has the ability to energize his work with wit, irony and in his latest--Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies--nostalgia and serious observation. Like Billie Collins, Webb's work is readily accessible, however it is uniquely his own. I can't imagine Collins writing Feeling Sorry for Myself or, for that matter, Congratulations, Charles H.Webb,, You've Just Won Ten Million Dollars. Webb just gets better and better..
Who Came First--Webb or Collins?  Mar 20, 2002
As if that really mattered. Read this book and all others by Webb. I think you'll find it stands up just fine with Collin's work, and, rather than being derivative, the two poets complement eachother.


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