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Mister Martini
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Mister Martini (Paperback)

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Spare yet evocative, the poems in ""Mister Martini"" pair explorations of a father-son relationship with haiku-like martini recipes. The martini becomes a daring metaphor for this relationship as it moves from the son's childhood to the father's death. Each poem is a strong drink in its own right, and together they form a potent narrative of alienation and love between a father and son struggling to communicate.From the book: Inventor - My father was an inventor of martinis. He acquired archaic languages, collected Renaissance textiles. But mostly he made martinis. He worked at night in a closed room. Martini chilled among purple crocuses, served with two drops of spring snow gathered from the petals.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: University of North Texas Press,U.S. Publication Date: 15/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9781574412420  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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RICHARD CARR grew up in Blue Earth, Minnesota, and lives in Minneapolis. His careers have alternated between the computer industry and academia, and for several years he managed Fitzpatrick's Tavern in Toledo, Ohio. His poems have been published in Painted Bride Quarterly, Poetry East, The Comstock Review, and The North Stone Review.

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