Larry O. Dean Brief Nudity

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Brief Nudity

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Brief Nudity's poems are concerned with the juxtaposition between elegy and irreverence. It includes persona poems recounted from the perspective of victims of the 1989 Bay Area Loma Prieta earthquake. Other poems are more personal, delving into familial reminiscence, the fragility of friendships, and urban living.

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Larry O. Dean was born in Flint, Michigan. As a young man, he worked with filmmaker Michael Moore, cartooned for fanzines, and published essays and reviews on music and popular culture in the alternative press. He is the author of ten chapbooks; his work has been widely anthologized, and translated into Chinese, Italian, and Spanish. In addition, he is a singer, songwriter, and producer, working both solo as well as with several 'hard pop' bands, including The Fussbudgets, Malcontent, Post Office, The Me Decade, and The Injured Parties. Since 2001 he has hosted a monthly songwriter showcase, Folk You! After living in San Francisco for over a decade, he makes his home in Chicago.

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The effect of brief nudity depends on the context. Sometimes, it s sensual; sometimes, it s embarrassing; sometimes, it s funny. No matter the context, it allows a glimpse of what is always there but seldom seen. The poems in Larry O. Dean s Brief Nudity reveal the world as it scampers from the shower to the bedroom, as it crawls into bed after a long day, as it wakes and walks to the kitchen in the light of a television that has been on all night to make a pot of coffee before dressing. Dean divides the collection into two sections, and a definite shift of tone and subject matter occurs between them. Someone once told me that you can t follow serious with funny, but Dean does just that and makes it work. Including vignettes about childhood travels and westward moves, along with four dramatic monologues in the voices of victims of the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, the first section focuses on place and familial relationships. Dean prefaces the second section with a line from Lester Bangs: The first mistake of art is to assume that it s serious. The poems that follow engage in word play, revel in errors, and satirize the corporatization of language and the subsequent cultural bankruptcy. Read the complete review by Jordan Sanderson at Heavy Feather Review's site --Heavy Feather Review

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