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What the Postcard Didn’t Say

Shoshauna Shy

Author: Shoshauna Shy | ISBN: 0974172839 : 9780974172835 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155 x 230mm | Pages: 103 | Weight: .18 Kg. | Published: IPG (Zelda Wilde Publishing) – April 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-

The combustible verses comprising this anthology

examine the unsettling way people, places, and relationships affect everyday life. Exposing the baggage, detours, accommodations, and push and pull of the male/female dance, the verses reveal what the postcards really said from the backstage of the subconscious where the messages are throwing a now-or-never party. Full of turbulent encounters and startling discoveries — a groom dancing with his ex at his wedding, a cashier in a hold-up by her former one-night-stand, something you hope you won’t have to tell your daughter — this collection is a tailbone toss across the continental divide in a jeep that dropped its muffler ten miles back.

The postcard arrives from your wife who is on a business trip to Manhattan, and you know the “Wish you were here” is an outright lie. Open this collection of poems by Shoshauna Shy and find out what the postcard really said from the backstage of the unconscious where the messages are throwing a now-or-never party. Turbulent encounters and startling miscues—a groom dancing wit his ex at his wedding, a cashier in a hold-up by her former one-night-stand—combine to explore that confounding balance between communion and treachery, in-laws and outlaws. What the Postcard Didn’t Say is a tailbone toss across the continental divide in a jeep that dropped its muffler ten miles back.

“What the Postcard Didn’t Say is an amazing and surprising collection, rich with playfulness and ripe with longing. Pay attention: Shoshauna Shy has arrived on the doorstep of contemporary American poetry with beautiful, bursting baggage—a trunk full of hard-earned wisdom, slippery wit and a giant, soaring heart. Unpack these poems and be dazzled; you’ll beg her to stay.” — Dean Bakopoulos, author of Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon.

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