hungree throatFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889227453 | paperback / softback

$17.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889227453 | Rights: WORLD

hungree throat
a novel in meditaysyun
By bill bissett

Written in his unique phonetic language, bill bissett’s second novel-poem, hungree throat, recounts the relationship of two men – one bold and unafraid, the other burdened by terrible memories and unable to trust. We witness ten years of a shared life marked by hunger “4 breething   being   singing   eeting   digesting speeking   saying   food   kissing   watr   love.”

By bill bissett

bill bissett’s charged readings, which never fail to amaze his audiences, incorporate sound poetry, chanting and singing, the verve of which is only matched by his prolific writing career—over seventy books of bissett’s poetry have been published. whether paying tribute to his hometown lunaria or exercising his native tongue dissent, bissett continues to dance upon the cutting edge of poetics and performance works.

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