Item description for Protection by Gregg Shapiro...
"Gregg Shapiro's stunning debut marks the arrival of a new master poet on the scene. His work blows me away."-Greg Herren, author of Mardi Gras Mambo
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.25" Height: 0.19" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Dec 28, 2007
Publisher Gival Press, LLC
ISBN 1928589413 ISBN13 9781928589419
Availability 93 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 25, 2017 01:49.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Protection?
A beautiful book! Aug 21, 2008
I've had the chance to hear Shapiro read from this book on two occasions. Both times I was struck by his beautiful phrasing and his use of floating dialogue to really mesmerize his audience.
Many of the poems are extremely funny. His comic timing (both written and delivered) is unique in poetry and I'm always delighted by this book. The book is divided into three sections for the three cities Shapiro has lived (Boston, Washington, DC & Chicago) and provides a cunning device for Shapiro to offer poems that bear the weight and tang of those urban geographies while relating personal stories of his life.
It's a dynamite book. And if you have a chance to hear him read aloud, don't miss it!