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  • By Lauren Roberts
    Feb 24, 2017
    Tony’s voice, with its wry, clear-eyed observations, is definitely the centerpiece of this collection. Upon reaching age forty, he explores multiple aspects of aging: the loss of loved ones (including pets), the vanishing of youthful dreams, the way that relationships never seem to get any easier. It also examines the way in which the world seems to speed up around us, and, perhaps most disconcertingly, how we cease to recognize the face in the mirror. It’s been said that getting old is not for sissies, and Tony cuts right to the heart of the axiom with this short but sharp little book. “Biko Kitty” broke my heart. “Breathing the Story,” (written with Prim-One), knocked me out with its kick-ass lines. Given the nature of spoken word performance pieces, of course, these poems are best read aloud—it’s the best way to enjoy the incremental repetitions, the alliteration, the slanted and internal rhymes. But it is a testament to the poets’ skill that they can be enjoyed just as well in... More > silence, a voice speaking so matter-of-factly inside your head, it’s like they’re right there talking to you. Even if you’ve never met them, they’re already old friends, and this is a cozy chat over coffee, one where you find yourself constantly nodding along in agreement.< Less
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Product Details

Second Edition
January 6, 2017
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.24 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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