Tabloid News

John Leax

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Retail Price: $10.00
Subject Category: Poetry
Length: 57 pages
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: paper
Published: August 2005
ISBN: 978-0-9743427-6-4


"The offspring of an improbably liaison between Surrealism and the American vernacular, these poems will get under your skin. This is poetry as discovery, and what John Leax found implicit in the tabloid headlines is rich and strange indeed."

John Wilson, Editor, Books & Culture

"In Tabloid News John Leax probes the mythic underbelly of the American unconscious with hilariously unsettling results. By applying method to the madness, Leax shows us the tragicomedy lying within ‘fear and desire.’ These poems are fun-house mirrors, reflecting back to us both our need for and our dread of the Other. And yet they also demonstrate a yearning for metamorphosis, for an ultimate union in which beauty and ugliness are made one by grace."

Gregory Wolfe, Editor, Image journal