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Bones & Jokes

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Bones & Jokes

By Ted Jonathan

NYQ Books, Paperback, 9781935520016, 124pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2009

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Description
Poetry. In his first full-length collection, Ted Jonathan delivers up poems and stories out of a gritty urban reality that are as raw and original as the characters and streets from which they come. Jonathan weaves the language of the street into a rhythmic frenzy that pleases the ear in both his poetry and prose. He uses this lyricism like the stealth of a cat bringing its owner a mouse to seek a greater understanding of things like violent childhood icons, poker games, and hookers and lays that understanding at the feet of the reader as proof of life. BONES & JOKES is savage, joyous, profound and dead on funny, but behind it all is a gentle love and clear sanity that makes it all memorable.
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