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What About This (hardback edition)

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About this Frank Stanford collection. "What About This... introduces to a broader audience an important and original American poet -- sensitive, death-haunted, surreal, carnal, dirt-flecked and deeply Southern -- whose promise, only partly fulfilled, it hurts to contemplate. His poems flick on a heretofore unnoticed porch light in your mind."  Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"This vibrant volume forms a comprehensive selection from his huge output, and includes published and unpublished poetry and prose, archival photographs, original manuscripts, a rejection letter, an interview, and excerpts from the 'ungovernable' fifteen-thousand-line epic poem, 'The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You'...Stanford's poems are by turns earthly and visionary."  The New Yorker