American Incident by Brian Henry
(Salt Modern Poets S.)

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Composed of a scattered novella ("Patricide in C Minor"), a performance text ("Resistance"), lyric poems, anti-lyrics, verse essays, prose poems and their de-formed counterparts, short fictions, hybrids, parodies, dramatic monologues, and works less amenable to classification, American Incident revels in polyphony and political disquiet.
 

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American poet Brian Henry is the author of five previous books - Astronaut (short-listed for the Forward Prize), American Incident, Graft, Quarantine (winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award), and The Stripping Point. His work has been translated into Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Slovenian. He has co-edited Verse since 1995. His translation of Tomaz ล alamunrsquo;s Woods and Chalices appeared from Harcourt in 2008, and his translation of Aleลก ล tegerrsquo;s The Book of Things is forthcoming from BOA Editions.
 
Published November 15, 2002 by Salt Publishing. 172 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A later poem asks "How often do I need to say persona, persona, persona."

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