By David McGimpsey
"McGimpsey monitors erudition, smart insights and a knack for the wickedly humorous wisecrack."The Washington Post
Melding the deeply own and the culturally renowned, Li'l Bastard is confessional poetry as written by means of a prolonged trickster and a dedicated liar. Written partly as an homage to John Berryman and Robert Lowell, this series of sixteen-line poems"chubby sonnets"explores the poet's obsessions (food, getting older, baseball, beer, and Barnaby Jones) and map his midlife challenge on a wild flight via Montreal, Chicago, Nashville, Texas, and la. Poignant and sometimes achingly humorous, Li'l Bastard will cement David McGimpsey's prestige as a loved original.
David McGimpsey is the writer of 4 acclaimed collections of poetry, together with Lardcake and Sitcom. He teaches at Concordia college in Montreal.
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