Li'l Bastard

Li'l Bastard

128 Chubby Sonnets

eBook - 2011
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"McGimpsey displays erudition, clever insights and a knack for the wickedly funny wisecrack."-- The Washington Post

Melding the deeply personal and the culturally popular, Li'l Bastard is confessional poetry as written by a chronic trickster and a committed liar. Written in part as an homage to John Berryman and Robert Lowell, this sequence of sixteen-line poems--"chubby sonnets"--explores the poet's obsessions (food, aging, baseball, beer, and Barnaby Jones ) and map his midlife crisis on a wild flight through Montreal, Chicago, Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles. Poignant and often achingly funny, Li'l Bastard will cement David McGimpsey's status as a beloved original.

David McGimpsey is the author of four acclaimed collections of poetry, including Lardcake and Sitcom . He teaches at Concordia University in Montreal.

Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781770562974
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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