Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Li'l Bastard by David McGimpsey

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Li'l Bastard by David McGimpsey

Coach House Books, 2011

Li'l Bastard by David McGimpsey, Coach House. This is David McGimpsey at his finest. A collection of "chubby" sonnets (i.e. 16 lines rather than 14), this book made me excited about poetry at a time when I thought I might give it all up. They are at once totally silly and deeply moving. I love how knee-deep Dave gets in pop culture, and from there sings (Budweiser in hand) about some truly raw human sadness.

Read more about Li'l Bastard at the Coach House Books website.

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