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Arguments for Lawn Chairs
Guernica Editions, Fall 2016
80 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771831352
ISBN10: 1771831359
English
$18.00 Canada, $18.00 US

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The poems in Arguments for Lawn Chairs take multiple positions. The poems in Arguments for Lawn Chairs don't trust your grandmother's cooking. They have visited Pangea, they have visited Toronto and Montreal, the B.C. Gulf Islands, Tiberias, the tailing ponds near Sudbury, and they are still not satisfied, are still unconvinced, still need more proof. They are suckers for dovetailed boxes, winter fire pits, houses that sit not quite true, a rent garbage bag spilling its guts on Queen Street. The poems in Arguments for Lawn Chairs have some choice words for Orpheus, for Eurydice, for Beowulf, for Dumbledore and Hermione. The poems in Arguments for Lawn Chairs are devoid of hope, but are joyful nonetheless.
Let soldiers stand for violence. Let the suburbs stand for childhood. Let paella stand for love. Let zero stand for death.

Books by Aaron Kreuter

Arguments for Lawn Chairs