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Steeped in a high-octane mythos, Jason Bredle's Carnival lets every inch of the world surge with delight and sorrow. The result is a collection of poems that thrills by framing an accurate snapshot of the human condition at its most absurd and joyful. This is book where boundaries don't exist, where people just might bring onions and Grand Marnier to the beach or a transient may be spotted spooning a raccoon in a back yard, and we are all the happier for it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Information, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Quote, Dedication
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  1. Prologue
  2. p. 1
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  1. City of Lavender
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  1. Hole in my Heart
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  1. Pep Talk
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  1. Platypus Boy
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  1. Splash Country
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  1. [I. I wrote this in the Copenhagen airport]
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  1. The Party
  2. p. 8
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  1. Suburban Love Song
  2. p. 9
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  1. The Apple
  2. p. 10
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  1. The Pyramid
  2. p. 11
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  1. Family Feud
  2. p. 12
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  1. The Champion
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  1. Motorcycle Ambulance
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  1. Bathtub of the Humble Administrator
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  1. Tiny Hurricane Season
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  1. The Paranoid Ambersons
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  1. The Contestant
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  1. The Meteorologist
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  1. The Club
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  1. The Book of Evil
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  1. The Promise
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  1. Tales of the Moist
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  1. Zion
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  1. Glacier
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  1. Copenhagen Airport
  2. p. 26
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  1. [II. I felt sad and walked to the playground.]
  2. p. 27
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  1. The Proselytizer
  2. p. 28
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  1. Beloved
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  1. Rendevous
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  1. Driving and Shaving
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  1. The Killing
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  1. You Should Have Thought About What I was Willing to do in Order to Get the Job Done
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  1. Better Things
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  1. The Great American Novel
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  1. The Death March
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  1. Ginger
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  1. A Sip of Inspiration
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  1. Indian Ocean
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  1. July 18
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  1. The Almond Tree
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  1. Mustache Fire
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  1. Robert Goulet
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  1. from "Home Exile"
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  1. from "Sky Fire"
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  1. Stepfather Mohawk
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  1. Pleasant Surprise
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  1. Force Majeure
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  1. Another Surprise
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  1. The Tiger
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  1. Falling From a Bridge
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  1. I Need to Get to Your House Before This Ambulance Explodes
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  1. Epilogue
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  1. Panic Force: The True-Life Adventures of Rex Lawson, Space Commando
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  1. Spontaneous Overflow of Emotion Recollected in the Sea of Tranquility
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  1. Carnival
  2. p. 56
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  1. Going All the Way
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  1. Symphonette
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  1. The Penguin Chronicles
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  1. Notes
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  1. Quotes, Back Cover
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