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Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-57131-427-7
Pages: 328
Publish Date: January 2008
Genre: Poetry

With Mouths Open Wide

New and Selected Poems


BY John Caddy

From a Los Angeles Times prizewinner, a vibrant collection.

Showcasing the fortitude and wisdom, the honey and fire, the jab and embrace of a master poet, With Mouths Open Wide is a landmark collection of more than three decades of writing. Including work from Caddy’s previous five books as well as new poems drawn from his experiences recovering from a stroke, the sum total of this expansive career carefully mediates the balance of outside and inside, sequentially rebuilding a delicate web of cognition, identity, and perception. Caddy engages readers with his acerbic wit, his base profundity, his downright honesty, and a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners attitude. With the blinkers off, this poetic vision comprehends a fulsome picture of human, and animal, experience—a flawed and loved slideshow of the world.

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John Caddy

John Caddy is the founder of Minnesota's Poets in the Schools program. He writes and sends a daily "Earth Journal" poem to artists, students, teachers, and naturalists the world over.

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