Deadbeat by Jay Baron Nicorvo
(Stahlecker Selections)

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Jay Baron Nicorvo's debut collection revolves around a central character, called Deadbeat--a descendant of John Berryman's Mr. Bones, Marvin Bell's Dead Man and Ted Hughes's Crow, to name an irrepressible few. The poems weave together a domestic narrative as Deadbeat himself muddles through courtship, marriage, divorce, estrangement and, of course, fatherhood. An effigy for America and our culture of recession, Deadbeat is brought to life with honesty, sympathy and love in all of its complications.
 

About Jay Baron Nicorvo

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JAY BARON NICORVO lives on an old farm in Michigan with his wife, Thisbe Nissen, their rambunctious son, and a dozen vulnerable chickens.
 
Published October 12, 2012 by Univ Pr of New England. 77 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nicorvo’s wry and seriocomic debut presents scenes, symbols, and durable remarks from the life of his titular alter ego, a figure (like Berryman’s Henry or Mary Jo Bang’s Louise) who both is and is not the author, whose searing and ridiculous misadventures make him sometimes larger and some...

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