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ebook Ú Shorter Prose Ponzil the Pistolero and His Comedy of Combustion A Different World from Olive Listed’s Max Lane ¶ M. Sarki II A Different World from Olive Listed’s III Max Lane The book is a pocket size 5 x 8 inches and is available in both hardcover and softcover versions as well as Kindle Sarki’s poetry which is all I’ve read by him up until now looks sparse on the pageBut it’s denseI might liken the poetry to a field where Sarki has spread a thick layer of manureand then just walked awayI’m left to plow through the manure and rescue the few words that haven’t been smotheredThe few words that have taken root and survivedThey almost seem mutant these few words that poke up out of the shitGrinning their shit eating grinThere’s not an obvious reason why any of these words should find themselves together herein Sarki’s poemsI have come across themand re collected themThat is allSarki’s prose is differentWith the prose it feels to me like Sarki is plowing the field himselfHe comes in the nightand he spreads the manureand now in the morning he calls me upsays come overI want to show you somethingand he plows on ahead of meat an alarming ratewith no pattern at all to the manner in which he tackles the fieldleaving me to zigzag along in the grooves behind himAnd in spite of how dense the prose appears on the pagewith Sarki ahead of me on this projectit feels less like plowing through something thickand like skirting across the surface of somethinglike water skiing on a lake with sea monsters in itOr like being pulled along in a rickshawby a mad driverwho is looking for an address that he can’t really rememberbut damned if he is going to stop and ask for directionsbecause he’s tried that beforeand these dimwads who surround himand pretend to have clues as to his whereaboutshaven’t got the first notion of where it is that Sarki is travellingor where his is boundany than Sarki knows where he is boundAny than any of us knows where we are bound

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Shorter Prose Ponzil the Pistolero and His Comedy of Combustion A Different World from Olive Listed’s Max Lane reader á Hardcover Ò m. sarki Ò ➻ Shorter Prose Ponzil the Pistolero and His Comedy of Combustion A Differen From the introduction M Sarki the poet has expanded to prose and produced Shorter Prose a collection of three stories short shorter and very short but being the work of a M Sarki is a GR friend with whom I share a love of Walser and Sebald among others He's also a talented poet and writer who sent me a copy of his latest work in return for an honest review It's a pleasure to report that I am certain I would be captivated by Shorter Prose even if I didn't know Sarki at all There's something special about poets' approach to writing prose and Sarki's Shorter Prose is no exception I especially found that attention to sounds and rhythms a delight in words in the first and longest piece in this collection Ponzil the Pistelero and His Comedy of Combustion In this prose piece the narrator describes his childhood and adolescences in East Tawas MI a small town in which the Lutheran church cast a long shadow on his life where he would be haunted by his being called stupid by the produce man at the AP where he came up against his father's disappointment in his not being a good Lutheran not being smart not fitting in better The structure of this piece is beautifully crafted with repetition of certain themes and people and stories from the narrator's past all swirling together and carrying the reader on a sea of words and a perspective that could not be confined by the expectations of his neighbors in East Tawas Faded family photographs scans of childhood drawings and ads from newspapers provide a visual accompaniment but I was carried away by Sarki's writing insisting that white tissue paper is filmsy not flimsy; reminding us of the magic of a plastic brontosaurus; considering the appropriateness of using the word avoirdupois Later in this opening piece he says In my case words become my playthings for which I as his reader am thankful Highly recommended for lovers of language appreciators of genre breaking approaches to memoir and fiction and prose and poetry and adventuresome readers willing to experience the frustration and limits of living in a small town and the resilience of an imagination that refuses to see the world as everyone else does

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Shorter Prose Ponzil the Pistolero and His Comedy of Combustion A Different World from Olive Listed’s Max LanePoet each story continues to expandShorter Prose is classified under fiction memoir and includes three short stories I Ponzil the Pistolero and his Comedy of Combustion Words are what we've got What else lives as long as words do?Sarki takes the English alphabet as a bolt of fine cloth and stitches together words thought and meaning I imagine that just as Michelangelo could look at a block of marble and see the statue as plain as it was before him Sarki also could look at the keyboard of characters and imagine these three beautifuly written storiesWe are certainly shaped by our initial impressions are we not? Sarki's narrator asks in the book's first story I believe we often are and in the case of Sarki's prose I am one of his readers who is sufficiently impressed and hopes to be reading of his fiction in the future