The Book of Faces by Joseph Campana

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In Joseph Campana's debut collection, starring Audrey Hepburn, icons of public consumption speak in the language of private devotion.

Encourage emulation. Inspire idolatry. Be a muse, be a nymph, be a sprite, bewitch me. Rise from obscurity. Set trends. Break habits. Make statements. Count blessings. Distribute kindnesses. Arouse devotion. Devote yourself to nobility. Ascend, ascend, ascend.
-from "How to Be a Star"

About Joseph Campana

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Joseph Campana's poems have appeared in Poetry, Colorado Review, New England Review, and elsewhere.
Published November 1, 2005 by Graywolf Press. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite (or perhaps because of) the singular subject, Campana's poems take all manner of forms-including a canzone, sonnets, an abecedarian romp, lists, dramatic monologues, even a concrete poem in the shape of his idol's initials-and draw on a wide array of intellectual and literary figures such...

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