NOAH CICERO’S WILD KINGDOM: An Autobiographical Poetry Adventure by Noah Cicero
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My mother would get ready for work in the basement.
She had a black and white television.
The black and white TV only had three stations.
It had an antenna… these little metal bars sticking out from the top of it.
There was a knob you’d turn to find stations.
The black and white TV played soap operas.
Even though my mother worked at a factory, she had a union that protected us.
It was a respectable job.
She wore makeup, tried looking her best.
My mother would often complain that Susan Lucci never won an Emmy, that Ms. Lucci was passed up for one many times, that they wouldn’t give it to her, that she deserved it.
PRAISE FOR NOAH CICERO
“Noah Cicero is a genius. Is it okay to say that? Do you believe me? Noah Cicero is a genius.”—BUD SMITH, author of Double Bird.
“…there is something ancient in [Cicero’s poetry], primal, beautiful and a little bit twisted.”—JULIET ESCORIA, author of Juliet the Maniac
“[Cicero’s poetry] is a harsh reminder that humans are terrible beasts and we’re all hopelessly stuck following the rules of the animal kingdom.”—ELLE NASH, author of Nudes
“Cicero’s practical language couches a deep and searching spiritually...”—The Believer
“Cicero’s excellence exists in his one-two [punch] of humor and hurt...”—The Los Angeles Review of Books.
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NOAH CICERO was born in 1980 in a field in Northeast, Ohio. He grew up in a small town with one red light. He has worked at restaurants and grocery stores. He sleeps on a floor mat in a messy bedroom. He has to have a roommate because he cannot afford his own apartment. He drives a 2004 Toyota Corolla. He does not have any cats or dogs. He has no children or wife. He is without anything worth having. Despite this, he keeps existing.
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