Available from McSweeney’s August 14th, 2012, A Madcap English to English Translation of Emily Dickinson Poetry by Paul Legault
Perfect for the poetry fan who is short on time, The Emily Dickinson Reader offers Paul Legault’s ingenious and madcap one-line renderings of each of Dickinson’s 1,789 poems. Here is a sampling of one-liners taken from Paul’s new book.
Excerpts from The Emily Dickinson Reader
1. Everything has to love something.
2. Hey, really historically important people. Guess what? You’re all dead.
3. Life is like a little boat on a sea of itself.
4. The arrival of spring is somewhat sexually charged.
5. I’m kind of like a little boat in the sea of life. Who wants to have sex with its brother’s girlfriend.
6. If today is opposite day, I’m happy.
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