You're Going To Laugh At This

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A bunch of old stuff that's been rejected, combined with some new stuff from this year. More
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Words: 4,300
Language: Australian English
ISBN: 9781370855568
About David Francis Jeffery

David Francis Jeffery is a writer living in Australia with his wife and daughter. He has a had a few things published here and there and has self-published two chapbooks and a literary magazine in the early '00's. He writes everyday but not everyday does he write something worthwhile.

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Review by: G.D. Master on Dec. 27, 2016 :
The title of this collection of poems is misleading; that is unless, the author is practicing a form of visual sarcasm that makes more sense in face to face conversation than on paper. With that said, the poems in this collection are interesting given their descriptive and compulsive awareness of the author’s sensory perception of his immediate environment and attitude towards life in general. Technically, these poems are made up of short lines, often containing one word, leading readers to assume some form of colloquial punctuation when convenient question marks and commas are not used. It is easy for readers to stumble over sentences because of capitals beginning at each line without periods at their ends. This is a side effect of the author’s perception of line break punctuation. The most successful author regarding line break techniques without punctuation would be the great master A. R. Ammons. The writer of these works will want to read some of Ammons’s work. It is less difficult for poets who use punctuation and do not capitalize every line. This is common in contemporary poetry. Jeffery’s poetry, while not up to high academic standards, is fun to read. It is mostly descriptive with sparse narrative and occasional bouts of confessional mishaps and ornery exclamations.
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