From the dizzying heights of a soaring imagination come 50-plus poems--some old school, some new school, some so far "out there" that you've never seen anything like them and probably never will again. (Check out "The Last Night of the Last Bokey-Bokey on Earth" or "The Day After They Rounded Up Everyone Who Could Love Unconditionally.") This collection includes poems, stoems, prosems, tweetems--whatever it takes to give your mind wings and make it take flight. In medicine, a "flight of ideas" signifies a rush of free-flowing thoughts and speech. It's the perfect title for this dazzling book from award-winning poet and storyteller Robert Jeschonek, a master of the unpredictable in theme, style, and expression--a truly unique voice.
"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent..." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author
On "The Day After They Rounded Up Everyone Who Could Love Unconditionally": "...a small masterpiece that breaks all the known rules of storytelling and works anyway." "He takes a title that could be a bad 1960s folk-rock song, shows you in the first 100 words that whatever you thought it was going to be about you were wrong, and comes up with a kicker at the end that will have you thinking about it not only immediately after you’ve finished it, but at the oddest times weeks and even months afterward." –Mike Resnick
"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman…" – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo
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About the Author
Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. His young adult fantasy novel, MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT EXIST, won the Forward National Literature Award and was named one of BOOKLIST’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. His cross-genre science fiction thriller, DAY 9, is an International Book Award winner. He also won the Scribe Award for Best Original Novel from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers for his alternate history, TANNHÄUSER: RISING SUN, FALLING SHADOWS. Simon & Schuster, DAW/Penguin Books, and DC Comics have published his work. He won the grand prize in Pocket Books' nationwide Strange New Worlds contest and was nominated for the British Fantasy Award. Visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.