Gentleman Practice by Buddy Wakefield

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Buddy Wakefield’s third book, Gentleman Practice, documents the figurative contents of a man’s body attempting to stand firm in the presence of all that is. It’s a poetry book, from the perspective of a journal entry in the National Archives. The National Archives live in a building in Seattle behind barbed wire, directly next door to the Center for Spiritual Living. This is no accident. Gentleman Practice is a disarming de-haunting of accidents. There are no stunt doubles performing the honesty in this book. Head raised and victorious, he has crafted a translation of the human spirit on a small, practical patch, with a very fine tooth indeed. And, while many poetry books read like a thick epic series of sections, Gentleman Practice will no doubt rest in your hands like a well-oiled novel.

About Buddy Wakefield

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Buddy Wakefield is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champ, has been featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO's Def Poetry Jam, and recently signed to Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records. He tours full time and considers annual Poetry Revival tours with Derrick Brown and Anis Mojgani, and separate tours with Ani DiFranco, to be the highlight of his career. Buddy has been a busker in Amsterdam, a lumberjack in Norway, a street vendor in Spain, a team leader in Singapore, a re-delivery boy, a candy maker, a street sweeper, a bartender, a maid, a construction worker, a bull rider and a triathlete.
Published April 22, 2014 by Write Bloody Publishing. 152 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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