Our Latest in Folktales

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    • Abstract:
      Poems of serious wordplay—an affirmation and celebration of the spectacles we make of our lives. On-stage in Matthew Gwathmey's debut collection are agitated 19th century horsemen, 80s comic book beetles, plaid-clad suburban grunge enthusiasts, Korean aunts turned traffic cops, Parisian mimes—in short, “a multitude of horns.” Meanwhile, the “understories,” the sub-spectacles of these poems, are the everyday trials and thrills of marriage and family, the search for meaningful love and friendship, and the palpable relief at being able to perform not as a primary character in the cultural narrative, but as a member of an elemental audience, as “water/ at the bottom of the wind.” Working a hand-mixer in one hand and a spade in the other, Gwathmey writes formally accomplished, linguistically playful poems with deep roots. He couples an implicit understanding of the stories passed down to us as necessary blueprints, with an occasionally nihilistic (in the spirit of the modernists) and occasionally giddy (in the spirit of the New York School) pull toward embellishment and reinvention, making these folktales rhythmic, humorous, and full of unexpected turns.
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      9781771314978. 9781771314985. 9781771314992.
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      MATTHEW GWATHMEY. Our Latest in Folktales. [N.p.]: Brick Books, 2019. ISBN 9781771314978. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2258663. Acesso em: 30 nov. 2020.
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      Matthew Gwathmey. Our Latest in Folktales. Brick Books; 2019. Accessed November 30, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2258663
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      Matthew Gwathmey. (2019). Our Latest in Folktales. Brick Books.
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      Matthew Gwathmey. 2019. Our Latest in Folktales. [N.p.]: Brick Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2258663.
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      Matthew Gwathmey (2019) Our Latest in Folktales. [N.p.]: Brick Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2258663 (Accessed: 30 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Matthew Gwathmey 2019, Our Latest in Folktales, Brick Books, [N.p.], viewed 30 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Matthew Gwathmey. Our Latest in Folktales. Brick Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2258663.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Matthew Gwathmey. Our Latest in Folktales. [N.p.]: Brick Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2258663.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Matthew Gwathmey. Our Latest in Folktales [Internet]. [N.p.]: Brick Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 30]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2258663