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UNACKNOWLEDGED LEGISLATIONS by Steve Henn Released by NYQ Books

03/19/2011
Steve Henn's Unacknowledged Legislations released by NYQ Books.

Poems in the manner of a religious waffler. Poems suggesting it’s stupid to hate gay people. Poems in the manner of a poet transforming experience into first and third person accounts, which is to say, poems in the manner of poetry. Not to mention “Poem in the Manner of a Beatnik Hipster Psychobabbler Writing an Introductory Essay to a Newly Published Book of My Poems.” And an actual introductory essay, written by Henn’s former high school student and current editor of The Quirk, Kaveh Akbar. Unacknowledged Legislations has something for everyone and/or someone every someone knows. Buy it for your secretly countercultural but practically mundane, middle class a) relatives b) mentors c) friends. They’ll like it if they’re in favor of a) not being an asshole b) being an asshole c) laughter. Proceed with reckless caution.