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The Man Suit

Zachary Schomburg


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The Man Suit, a darkly comic debut from poet Zachary Schomburg, assembles a macabre cast of doppelgangers, talking animals and dead presidents in poems that explore concepts of identity, truth and fate. The resulting body of work walks a dynamic line--often reading like anecdotal fables or cautionary tales in the form of prose poems. Through it all, Schomburg balances irony with sincerity; wit with candor; and a playful tone with the knowledge of inevitable sorrow.

Black Ocean, 9780977770939, 112pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

About the Author

Zachary Schomburg is the author of 6 books of poems, all published by Black Ocean, including most recently, Fjords vol. 2. A novel, Mammother, was published by Featherproof Books in 2017. He is also an illustrator, painter, and publisher of an independent poetry press, Octopus Books. He lives in Portland, OR.