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Author Hernandez Diaz, Jose (Poet), author.

Title The fire eater : poems / Jose Hernandez Diaz
Published Huntsville : Texas Review Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 45 pages)
Contents The fire eater -- The fire -- The flame -- The man and the antlers -- The man and the leaves -- The man and the sand castle -- The saxophonist -- Taxi to the beach -- The longboard -- The red house -- The target -- Field of marigolds -- Sunflowers in the city -- The rose bush -- The mime and the old man -- The mime and the music -- The moon -- How far is the moon? -- The dragon and the coyote -- The beautiful bird -- The mountain man -- The abandoned shore -- The astronaut -- The balloon and the helicopter -- Train out of town -- The flowing circles -- The hole -- The piñata -- The United States of the moon -- The guitarist -- The skeleton at bat -- The skeleton and the book -- The skeleton at the park -- The skeleton at the pier -- The skeleton and the sunglasses -- The skeleton and the skateboard -- The skeleton and the guitar -- The skeleton and the piano
Summary "'A fire eater, a man, a flame, a mime, a red house, a man in a Pink Floyd t-shirt, and a skeleton walk into a bar. They order drinks and begin a conversation about what it's like to be a character in a prose poem written by Jose Hernandez Diaz. They agree that, after a while, the internal logic makes sense, and they feel free to be themselves, to wander the landscapes of Los Angeles or the moon. They express their gratitude by promising to show up whenever Diaz needs them. Luckily, the readers of this chapbook can see the results. In Edson-esque turns of playfully absurd scenarios, Diaz reaches to the heart of our existence, and like a magician, he delights us as he confounds us. How does he do it? the audience will ask. With humor, compassion, and imagination, the three ingredients I want in any work of art."--Christopher Kennedy, Author of Clues from the Animal Kingdom TRP Chapbook Series"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 18, 2020)
Subject Prose poems, American.
American poetry -- Mexican American authors.
American poetry -- Mexican American authors.
Prose poems, American.
Genre/Form prose poems.
Prose poems.
Prose poems.
Poèmes en prose.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019052022
ISBN 9781680032093
Other Titles Poems. Selections