Ontological Necessities

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Written with the verve of the uninhibited artist but with a clarity of thought and expression more akin to the scientist or scholar, these poems investigate the emotional and philosophical struggles of contemporary life. Often sparked by the horrors depictedintoday's news, the poems combine surrealist images withspare and lyrical language to grapple withanincreasingly absurd world.Themost ambitiouspiece inthe collection isa radical, post-9/11 translation of the Anglo-Saxon elegy The Wanderer, and other poems include Don Quixote, You Sure Can Take One Helluva Beating, Film Version of My Hatred, Never Held a Gun, and The Romantic Impulse Hits the Schoolyard.