Incompetent Translations and Inept Haiku by Bill Yarrow
Červená Barva Press, 2013
Bill Yarrow is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film. He is the author of Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX, 2012) His work has appeared in many print and online journals including PANK, Poetry International, Thrush, DIAGRAM, Contrary, and RHINO.
"Incompetent Translations and Inept Haiku is a masterfully competent and original course in comparative poetics, an erudite inside joke that will make you laugh out loud. Hilarious and apt send-ups of Whitman, Rimbaud, Lermontov, Yeats, and Bishop and Yarrow’s own poetic voice make this literary tour a tour de force—funny, moving, and unique."
—Larissa Shmailo, In Paran
"With brilliant wit and deadpan humor, Bill Yarrow captures our ripe imperfections and absurd beauty. This is a collection to be read over and over. Hilarious, unflinching, and right on the mark!"
—Meg Tuite, Bound by Blue
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