These strongly voiced, characteristically funny poems engage and interrogate contemporary popular culture and wittily establish the province of the loser. With some fresh insight into literary history, this collection dares to ask Would Yeats approve of the cheeseburger? and What if Milton`s Lycidas was a once-hopeful greeting-card writer?
David McGimpsey is the author of five collections of poetry including Li'l Bastard which was named one of the 'books of the year' by both the Quill & Quire and the National Post and was shortlisted for Canada's Governor General's Award. He is also the author of the short fiction collection Certifiable and the award-winning critical study Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture . Named by the CBC as one of the 'Top Ten English language poets in Canada,' his work was also the subject of the book of essays Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey . He lives in Montréal.
"David McGimpsey's poetry readings come off as stand-up routines, though it is hard to imagine more laughter in a comedy club...Poetry hasn't been this much fun in a long time." — En-Route Magazine
"Wonderful...[P]ack[s] a punch. McGimpsey, on the whole, is witty and nearly brilliant, writing wonderfully readable poems." — Ottawa X Press
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