Friday, September 27, 2013

Review of "For Crying Out Loud" by Terrance Hayes

"For Crying Out Loud" by Terrance Hayes was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on September 27, 2013.  His book, Lighthead, won a National Book Award in 2010.

For this review, I'm jus gonna write whatever come into my head.
'Twill be a bit of stream o' da consciousness.  Field and stream.  Streaming media.
Steaming streaming media.  Boy!  That gets me steamed.  Streamlined like a jet.
Jettisoning the waste and riff-raff of life into the jet stream.


Then I'll call this poetry even though it is just incomprehensible raving bordering on gibberish,
and all the poets, poets all know-it-alls will ooh and aah and tell me
how great my fancy clothing looks when I'm really buck naked.

There!  Take THAT Mr. Hayes of Carnegie Melon, published by Penguin Books.
You can mail in my National Book Award, just call first so I'll be there to accept it and pay any COD.
For crying out loud!

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