They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full

by Mark Bibbins

They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full

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This collection counters dread with wit and reminds us that suffering is "small//compared to what?"

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Bibbins is today's poetry's hipster cynic. His poems are laugh-out-loud funny, but they just can't stand the way things are turning out, despite some delight on the way to bad ends: "how do we delete/ what's onscreen when someone put a foot/ through it last night," he wonders. Here, pop music and the Internet butt heads with the eternal. The book's a little crazy, packed with air quotes and brackets, jokes and condemnations, forms that explode across the page. Crazily enough, it's also

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