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BUMWIGS AND EARBEETLES Anne Ziety

BUMWIGS AND EARBEETLES

Anne Ziety

Published September 23rd 1997
ISBN : 9780099539612
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 About the Book 

Okay, I know the author, but this really is one of my favourite books of poetry. Its an amazing collection of funny, brilliant and cockles-of-your-heart warming works..... by the performance poet Anne Ziety.Here is a typically wonderful example:ANATOMY OF A POETher footle is connectedto her frumpy-rumple-doowhich conspirigates itself aroundher antiperspypooher post-lymphatic gangeroidslocated in each earavoid her situponicleslocated in the rearher polyglotic fermuroidalsophoglatic phlangehangs very loosely in betweenand guards against the mangeher angeroidal metacarpisjust above the chestcontracts to hyperventilateand aeriates her vestconstricted by contabulationsround about the heartare brillopaddic bumbly-tractswhich meet then fall aparther streptopickle-plonking buttonjust below the ribsrecedes in stormy weatheror when shes telling fibsher cybernetic clacker-wibblewobbles when she walksher tackytetro-telemachusgiggles when she talksher secondary pontefractpulsating near the spleenemits a pulmonary sprayand turns a putrid greenher vacillating vladivostokoften lying dormantis known to burst its bladderbogand cause a sudden tormenther catalytic shifterwhich is often out of useinstalls itself quite neatlyin her Ashby-De-La-Zoucheher megalythic marlyboneis just like yours or mineand it swivels in a socketat the bottom of her spineat dinner-time her heebiegeebiegastronominaterconsolidates her consomméand purifies it laterbuther poetetic persiflageis what she uses bestthats the bit that writes the poemsand it never takes a restI dont know how many times I have dipped into this book - but it never ceases to delight. The illustrations are fabulous too :^)