Next Door to the Butcher Shop

Next Door to the Butcher Shop

Poems

Book - 2017
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"Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo's second poetry collection, Next Door to the Butcher Shop, explores the permeability of memory and uncovers heart-wrenching beauty from shadowy grit. How quickly age descends on us. Our memories are maps to places that don't exist. I was an emperor on a green lawn wearing a white sheet and a paper crown. The birds sang my praises from the hedges and the trees DeCroo unsentimentally recounts moments suffused with grief, longing and loss, and offers a refreshingly unfiltered view of one's self. I'd stand for days along the edges of expressway to sing off-key into the screams of semi-trailers and cars until I stood within a cocoon of silence and flashing shadows In a deft combination of lyrical and visceral imagery, Next Door to the Butcher Shop offers a rare, sharp, first-hand perspective of life around the edges, with dark comedy dispersed throughout"--
Publisher: Gibsons, British Columbia :, Nightwood Editions,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780889713307
Branch Call Number: ANF 819.16 DEC
Characteristics: 79 pages ; 21 cm

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