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Poetry. Is a Kaputnik addicted to failing or a prophet of our kaputs to come!? In his 5th book of poems, Peter Jay Shippy uses talk—not as it escapes our lips—but as it's heard from inside our skulls, orbiting from ear to ear to ear. He leads us from a noir haunted movie palace to a mother grinding birds into powder and finally to an Ubu who removes his tinfoil crown to hail spring, "Not a single UFO in the sky!" Peter Jay Shippy again delivers his signature humor and playfulness in the unforgettable KAPUTNIKS.
Peter Jay Shippy is the author of four previous collections, including KAPUTNIKS (Saturnalia Books, 2021), A SPELL OF SONGS (Saturnalia Books, 2013), HOW TO BUILD A GHOST IN YOUR ATTICK (Rose Metal Press, 2007), and Thieves' Latin, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. Twice his work has appeared in the Best American Poetry Series. Shippy has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and The National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches at Emerson College.Author City: Boston, MA USA