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A Prophecy: The Sparrow Reader

Sparrow, Marcus Boon (Editor)


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America: A Prophecy is the long awaited collection from the writer Robert Christgau called, "one of the funniest men in Manhattan." From a hilarious spiritual guide to New York City—written after Sparrow tried meditating at a dozen high-traffic landmarks—to the scientific and religious significance of the sky, Sparrow’s unique blend of wit and wisdom gives readers a whole new way of seeing our country at the crossroads. The author of Republican Like Me, Sparrow challenged Bob Dole for the presidential nomination in 1996 and, remarkably, lost. America: A Prophecy is his follow up, a fantastical look at a country in flux by a mischievous poet and iconoclastic comedian.

Soft Skull, 9781932360868, 200pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2005

About the Author

Sparrow’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Quarterly, The New York Times and many other journals. He was featured in the PBS series "The United States of Poetry" and can be heard, along with his band Foamola, on the poetry compilation Poemfone: New Word Order(Tomato). He is a gossip columnist for the Phoenicia Times, a contributing editor to Chronogram, a substitute teacher, and the author of three books: Yes, You ARE a Revolutionary! Plus Seven Other Books, America: A Prophecy, and Republican Like Me. Sparrow lives with his wife and daughter in the hamlet of Phoenicia, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.