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What the Sea Means: Poems, Stories & Monologues Dave Awl

What the Sea Means: Poems, Stories & Monologues

Dave Awl

Published September 20th 2002
ISBN : 9780970745873
Paperback
208 pages
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The first book collection of work by writer, performer and surrealist insomniac mystic Dave Awl takes us on a tour of erotic, metaphysical and deeply strange obsessions from the nightclubs, diners and laundromats of Chicago and San Francisco toMoreThe first book collection of work by writer, performer and surrealist insomniac mystic Dave Awl takes us on a tour of erotic, metaphysical and deeply strange obsessions — from the nightclubs, diners and laundromats of Chicago and San Francisco to the ancient stone circles of Britain and Ireland. The poems, monologues and stories in What the Sea Means find him discussing xenophobia and millennial anxiety with Cookie Monster- penning elegies and odes to Carl Jung, Zeppo Marx, Laughing Sal and the Buddha- falling in love with a strangers cologne on a trip to San Francisco- getting crank calls from The Sea after midnight- wandering the city streets at night, scribbling in a notebook- and explicating the animal nature of macaroons, x-rays and isosceles triangles.What the Sea Means gathers a decade and a half of Dave Awls writing. Its contents include a chapbook of new poems- a collection of stories and monologues from The Pansy Kings Cotillion, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Talking to Myself and other shows- the 1997 online chapbook Night Diaries- and a selection of early poems going back to the late 80s.