Ennui Prophet by Christopher Kennedy
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"Singular and deeply pleasurable. Christopher Kennedy's prosetry is a lonely anarchic nation-state unto itself, half vacation funspot, half eerie purgatorial layover."—Dave Eggers

The poems in Ennui Prophet, Christopher Kennedy's fourth collection, range from deeply personal explorations of relationships with family and friends, to examinations of the political climate in the first decade of the millennium. Whether personal or public, Kennedy gazes through a slightly distorted lens to better see the world around us.

Christopher Kennedy's previous book, Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (BOA Editions Ltd., 2007) received the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award. He directs Syracuse University's MFA program in creative writing.


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\Christopher Kennedy is the author of three poetry collections, Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (BOA Editions, Ltd.), which received the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award in 2007; Trouble with the Machine (Low Fidelity Press); and Nietzsche's Horse (Mitki/Mitki Press). His work has appeared in many print and on-line journals and magazines, including Ploughshares, New York Tyrant, Ninth Letter, The Threepenny Review, Slope, Mississippi Review, and McSweeney’s. He is an associate professor of English at Syracuse University where he directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Published June 21, 2011 by BOA Editions Ltd.. 92 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Hip and inviting, Kennedy's short prose poems rarely fail to entertain: "I'll buy you a reason to live if you promise to share," one says, while another visits the "Museum of Wrong Turns," finding "something for everyone: cowboy boots worn by former presidents," for example.

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