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The Insomniac Circus

The Insomniac Circus This handmade chapbook from Hyacinth Girl Press is Amorak Huey s debut poetry collection Each poem explores the behind the scenes life of a different circus performer These are poems of performance an

  • Title: The Insomniac Circus
  • Author: Amorak Huey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Handmade chapbook
  • This handmade chapbook from Hyacinth Girl Press is Amorak Huey s debut poetry collection Each poem explores the behind the scenes life of a different circus performer These are poems of performance and persona, light and dark, public and private Step right up to Amorak Huey s Insomniac Circus and be amazed by these show biz vagabonds and restless freaks who, tequila blThis handmade chapbook from Hyacinth Girl Press is Amorak Huey s debut poetry collection Each poem explores the behind the scenes life of a different circus performer These are poems of performance and persona, light and dark, public and private Step right up to Amorak Huey s Insomniac Circus and be amazed by these show biz vagabonds and restless freaks who, tequila bleary and sleep deprived, work their minor miracles for strangers while the slur smear of things I d prefer to forget simmers just behind their wary eyes These poems might sound like knee slappers The Tight Rope Walker Gets High, The Fire Eater Gets All Hot and Bothered, but they re as serious as a phone call in the middle of the night, brimming with the ultimate desire that fuels us all, that thirst I still cannot name Huey s memorable characters weave a three ring spell around us, and we are happy to buy our ticket and take our seats inside his tent of wonders, where so many full hearts dangle from silk thread, wondering if the net below will hold Erin Keane, author of Death Defying Acts and Demolition of the Promised Land Amorak Huey s The Insomniac Circus strips the make up from the clowns, the taming from the lions These poems provide us with an exhilarating and dangerous landscape through which we are allowed to walk, bleary eyed, and led by the sort of ringmaster in whose voice we believe because we like the sound of it This is the sort of circus that serves as an essential microcosm of our lives, our beautiful, strange contortionist hearts With an infectious energy, sobering eye, and, sometimes, disarming sense of humor, Huey s poems expertly interrogate the bemused apathy we re often forced to adopt in the face of our own fanfare both beautiful and horrible interrogate the vulnerability at the center of performance Having fun may be the closest we get to flying but it s foolish to pretend nothing isn t out there, Huey writes, and later, trouble looks better from inside a rainbow jumpsuit This is the real, and hard edged origin story of the circus, and of our many circuses, and, in Huey s wild eyed, somnambulant hands, we lucky readers navigate it, toe to heel, toe to heel, net less, our breaths held, our hands wonderfully confused as whether to turn the page, or keep applauding Matthew Gavin Frank, author of Preparing the Ghost and The Morrow Plots Amorak Huey is a devoted and subtle storyteller In Huey s world, everyday life is examined through a circus filter His daredevil poems sing with a revealing concrete honesty while also evoking an otherworldly elegance Huey s poems dabble in deep play while the incredible poem titles give clues to the luminous details of the lives of people we might otherwise turn from With his wit and piercing intelligence, Huey unfolds a series of portraits of exquisitely flawed and yet captivating individuals each poem shines with humor, heartbreaking pathos, and strange beauty Kelly Boyker, author of Zoonosis and editor of Menacing Hedge

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    1. I have always had a strong affinity for any fiction or film that is carnival related. Never the reality of the situation so much as the possibility of what could be: that transient outsider encampment where natural oddities and games of chance intersect with exotic animals and feats of human entertainment, allowing us to leave the mundane behind for one night under the strings of flashing lights and striped tents. Real-life carnivals rarely live up to the imagined hype, but they remain a place o [...]

    2. A clever, playful and very cohesive chapbook that dwells on circus characters, many in terms of relationships. It doesn't skimp on the puns, as you'll see from some of the poem titles:The Ringmaster Answers the PhoneThe Strongman Goes Weak in the KneesThe Fire-Eater Gets All Hot & BotheredThe Tightrope Walker Gets High

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