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Lardcake - David McGimpsey

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Chosen as a "Best Book for 1996" in the Halifax Mail Star. Now in its second printing. Lardcake is a collection of original and frequently humorous poems that find their inspiration in the world of popular culture. Pleas to the spirit of Elvis Presley, monologues from Elly May Clampett and Darrin Stevens, mock epics about Babe Ruth in the underworld, valedictory speeches to please Oprah, lyrics occasioned by pork products and confessions from somebody who claims to have gone out with Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty are all just part of Lardcake's ingredients. A scholar of contemporary culture and literature, the poet is not satisfied with merely satirizing pop icons but in transforming their apparent realities into distinct celebrations of the powers of art and love. The poems, like the elegy for Alan Hale Jr. -- the actor who played the Skipper on Gilligan's Island -- will naturally please pop aficionados but will also impress readers of contemporary poetry with their expressive details.

Corragio, Lumpyp. 11
Shannen Blazonp. 12
Jacko's Wacko Pre-Nupsp. 14
Roger Clintonesqueriap. 16
Joan Lunden/Alan Thickle Sexp. 19
The Divine Inspiration of Elvis Presleyp. 20
Jurassic Davep. 22
Charlie's Realityp. 25
Howard Hears Marion Downstairsp. 28
Darrin's Affairp. 30
Chuck Cunnigham's Pro-Basketball Careerp. 32
Kelly Leaves the Charles Townsend Detective Agencyp. 33
Elly May Grows Oldp. 35
The Flying Nun's Vowsp. 37
Edna Loses the Storep. 39
In Memoriam: A. H. Jr.p. 43
Babe Ruth in Lovep. 51
The Tripp. 57
The Wreck of The Atlanticp. 63
All the thirtysomething Characters Diep. 69
Mike Seaver Diesp. 70
Cosby Kid Spasmsp. 71
Master Po Turns His Back On Mep. 72
Oprah State Universityp. 73
George Bush Has Retired To My Back Yardp. 74
Stedmanlandp. 75
Kentucky Fried Dublinp. 77
Porkscrapsp. 81
Margarine Sunshinep. 82
Tubby's T.O.p. 83
Double-Butterfat Lardcakep. 84
Grey Gravy-Boyp. 85
Pudgy Pathetiquep. 86
Fatso Fideliop. 87
Scrappliciousp. 88
Bubba Jivep. 89
Jumbo's Ju-Jup. 90
Lemon Pudgep. 91
Los Lardosp. 92
KoKop. 93
Gasbaggiep. 94
Chunkp. 95
O Coconutp. 96
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ISBN: 9781550222784
ISBN-10: 1550222783
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st January 1996
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.5  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.16

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