By David McGimpsey
When you tore off the tops of canola —
yellow canola ﬂowers —
would you bounce in a bath of canola margarine
just to make the easiest of despair?
Implored via involved readers to be 'classy' and 'real' for as soon as, David McGimpsey has composed a chain of canonical note-books on all issues 'poetic' and 'poetical. ' Birds! vegetation! background! unhappy leaders! The be aware 'aubade'! They're all the following, in a serial, nation Fair–bound choice of lyrics set within the working-class belvedere of Asbestos Heights.
Among the clean lemon-lime sodas of the area and the rousing lyrics to 'Bootylicious,' Asbestos Heights amps up McGimpsey's trademark sideswiping of formal rhetoric and prosody with pop savoir faire to ﬁnd his boldest assortment. think Petrarch in a Tweet conflict approximately the place to shop for a very good pair of father denims. think Yeats yet with much fewer swans. think a poet who was once instructed in the past that not anything reliable ever comes out of a spot like Asbestos Heights.
'David McGimpsey is unfuckwithable, poetry-wise, and I'll stand on John Ashbery's espresso desk in my cowboy boots and say that. '
— Michael Robbins
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