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Villain unleashes a war of forms, perfect sonnets clash with mock haiku, heroic couplets and free verse — all directed towards capturing the contemporary world. But Villain also ranges over time and place, people and events, encompassing science-fiction creatures as well as medieval criminals.

Justin Clemens revives traditional poetic forms to create a shocking and beautiful vision of modern-day life. Invoking the spirit of celebrated French poet, vagabond and thief Francois Villon – some of whose ballads are translated here – these poems range from the violent and obscene to the lyrical and sublime, sometimes within a single verse.

  • Publisher: Hunter Publishers (July 1, 2009)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780980517958

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