The Troublesome Amputee

The Troublesome Amputee From the introduction by Michael A Arnzen Welcome to one of the meatiest collections of grizzly grotey bizarro poetry you ll come across In other words the good stuff The stuff you like to read The

  • Title: The Troublesome Amputee
  • Author: John Edward Lawson
  • ISBN: 9781933293158
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the introduction by Michael A Arnzen Welcome to one of the meatiest collections of grizzly, grotey, bizarro poetry you ll come across In other words, the good stuff The stuff you like to read The guilty pleasure stuff that s hard to come by Not the stuff you used to read from your lovers or childhood heroes, or the stuff you were made to read by your teachersFrom the introduction by Michael A Arnzen Welcome to one of the meatiest collections of grizzly, grotey, bizarro poetry you ll come across In other words, the good stuff The stuff you like to read The guilty pleasure stuff that s hard to come by Not the stuff you used to read from your lovers or childhood heroes, or the stuff you were made to read by your teachers or parents The stuff you genuinely like to spend time with, musing and mulling and mashing The stuff that makes you guffaw with laughter and want to read out loud to other unsuspecting people What they re saying about The Troublesome Amputee Lawson s poetry inspires, sings, dissects, and screams, reflecting his unique insight to a world willing to indulge in self amputation harming itself in unexplained ways Whimsical, strange, and unflinchingly true, Lawson s work is always entertaining Like coming home to unanswered screams, Lawson s poems weave words into unforgettable songs of sweet darkness Linda Addison, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes I m a big fan of John Edward Lawson s work, and The Troublesome Amputee is by far his best poetry collection to date It s sometimes hilariously funny, sometimes deadly serious, but always morbid often really morbid and thought provoking Any horror fan even those who aren t into poetry should check this one out Jeff Strand, author of Pressure and Casket for Sale Only Used Once With this blistering salvo of poetic gutshots Lawson has proven himself Bizarro s true bard, its mad laureate Switching from dark whimsy to retina blast shock to political outrage without missing a beat, The Troublesome Amputee is a powerful collection of pitch black verse Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of Angel Dust Apocalypse and Skullcrack City

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      John Edward Lawson

    About Author

    1. John Edward Lawson has published novels, collections, and hundreds of works in anthologies, magazines, newspapers, and literary journals worldwide He is a winner of the Fiction International Emerging Writers Competition, and has been a finalist for both the Stoker Award 2007, poetry and the Wonderland Award 2008, collected fiction Other nominations include two for the the Dwarf Stars Award, the Pushcart Prize, two for the Rhysling Award, and honorable mention for the 2015 Wonderland Award As a freelance editor he has worked for Raw Dog Screaming Press, Double Dragon Publishing, and National Lampoon among others, has edited anthologies, and served as editor in chief for The Dream People literary journal He lives near Washington, DC with his wife and son.

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    1. Well, if nothing else, these poems are certainly unforgettable.Some are disturbing and visceral, reading like a grocery list for the butcher s shop than conventional poetry cartilage, bone, raw meat, and tongues.They are the stuff of nightmares Jung s DietThey hooked up electrodes to herovaries in order to monitor the dreams of human eggs Most of theminvolved an angry black skilletwhile others were dominatedby hairy faces with lips stretchedwide, baring sharpened whiteboulders It wasn t too lo [...]


    2. I don t always read poetry But when I do, I read The Troublesome Amputee by John Edward Lawson.Sorry Couldn t resist that.Actually, that joke is not so far from the truth Yes, on occasion I open my dog eared Norton anthologies of British and American literature, revisit a little Blake, Shelley, Yeats, Poe, Coleridge, Frost, et al, but I cannot recall the last time I read a complete book of poems That said, I immensely enjoyed Lawson s collection of dark poetry Many of these poems are highly abst [...]



    3. With THE TROUBLESOME AMPUTEE John Edward Lawson uses the theme of limb removal as a starting point in this rich, resonant collection of verse Armed with bracingly dark imagery and an unflinching eye, Lawson wields his words like a blade, offering an array of bizarre scenarios rooted in post millenial decay.From werewolf limericks to the gross out epic Will Work For Food which kicks off with zombie tongues in toilets and proceeds to up the sickening ante , the biting satire of Allahpolooza to the [...]


    4. Poems for people who hate poetryLawson turns poetry convention on its head with his collection of horror poetry From narrative poems to the abstract and experimental one thing you ll always find is surprising imagery and juxtapositions Everyone has a different favorite out of this book but even people who hate poetry have taken a shine to it.Note I edited this book.


    5. John Edward Lawson, The Troublesome Amputee Raw Dog Screaming, 2006 I knew when picking up a poetry collection from a bizarro press that I wasn t going to be getting work that one would normally see published in The Paris Review I tried to steel myself against that though I tend to be a harsher judge of poetry than any other artistic medium and just sit back and enjoy the ride And surprisingly to me , I found myself able to do so a good bit of the time where The Troublesome Amputee was concerned [...]


    6. I had best preface this review by saying that I HATE POETRY.This is true as a general rule, excluding Bukowski and Robert Service.That said, I have to admit that I rather enjoyed this collection by John Lawson.The collection is divided into three sections, based on three different concepts related to amputation, and the poems in all three sections range from the merely irreverent to the visceral and disturbing.There were quite a few individual poems that stood out for me, but none quite so much [...]


    7. I love poetry I love to write it, that is There are very few writers whose poetry I actually enjoy reading This collection is by far my favorite If only, one day, I can be this good sigh






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