The Troublesome Amputee



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  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • The Troublesome Amputee
  • John Edward Lawson
  • English
  • 22 July 2018
  • 1933293152

The Troublesome AmputeeFrom The Introduction By Michael A Arnzen Welcome To One Of The Meatiest Collections Of Grizzly, Grotey, Bizarro Poetry You Ll Come Across In Other Words, The Good Stuff The Stuff You Like To Read The Guilty Pleasure Stuff That S Hard To Come By Not The Stuff You Used To Read From Your Lovers Or Childhood Heroes, Or The Stuff You Were Made To Read By Your Teachers Or Parents The Stuff You Genuinely Like To Spend Time With, Musing And Mulling And Mashing The Stuff That Makes You Guffaw With Laughter And Want To Read Out Loud To Other Unsuspecting People What They Re Saying About The Troublesome Amputee Lawson S Poetry Inspires, Sings, Dissects, And Screams, Reflecting His Unique Insight To A World Willing To Indulge In Self Amputation Harming Itself In Unexplained Ways Whimsical, Strange, And Unflinchingly True, Lawson S Work Is Always Entertaining Like Coming Home To Unanswered Screams, Lawson S Poems Weave Words Into Unforgettable Songs Of Sweet Darkness Linda Addison, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author Of Consumed, Reduced To Beautiful Grey Ashes I M A Big Fan Of John Edward Lawson S Work, And The Troublesome Amputee Is By Far His Best Poetry Collection To Date It S Sometimes Hilariously Funny, Sometimes Deadly Serious, But Always Morbid Often Really Morbid And Thought Provoking Any Horror Fan Even Those Who Aren T Into Poetry Should Check This One Out Jeff Strand, Author Of Pressure And Casket For Sale Only Used Once With This Blistering Salvo Of Poetic Gutshots Lawson Has Proven Himself Bizarro S True Bard, Its Mad Laureate Switching From Dark Whimsy To Retina Blast Shock To Political Outrage Without Missing A Beat, The Troublesome Amputee Is A Powerful Collection Of Pitch Black Verse Jeremy Robert Johnson, Author Of Angel Dust Apocalypse And Skullcrack City


About the Author: John Edward Lawson

John Edward Lawson has published novels, collections, and hundreds of works in anthologies, magazines, newspapers, and literary journals worldwide He is a winner of the Fiction International Emerging Writers Competition, and has been a finalist for both the Stoker Award 2007, poetry and the Wonderland Award 2008, collected fiction Other nominations include two for the the Dwarf Stars Award, the Pushcart Prize, two for the Rhysling Award, and honorable mention for the 2015 Wonderland Award As a freelance editor he has worked for Raw Dog Screaming Press, Double Dragon Publishing, and National Lampoon among others, has edited anthologies, and served as editor in chief for The Dream People literary journal He lives near Washington, DC with his wife and son.


10 thoughts on “The Troublesome Amputee

  1. says:

    Well, if nothing else, these poems are certainly unforgettable.Some are disturbing and visceral, readinglike a grocery list for the butcher s shop than conventional poetry cartilage, bone, raw meat, and tongues.They are the stuff of nightmaresJung s Diet They hooked up electrodes to herovaries in order to monitor the dreams of human eggs Most of theminvolved an angry black skilletwhile others were dominatedby hairy faces with lips stretchedwide, baring sharpened whiteboulders. Well, if nothing else, these poems are certainly unforgettable.Some are disturbing and visceral, readinglike a grocery list for the butcher s shop than conventional poetry cartilage, bone, raw meat, and tongues.They are the stuff of nightmaresJung s Diet They hooked up electrodes to herovaries in order to monitor the dreams of human eggs Most of theminvolved an angry black skilletwhile others were dominatedby hairy faces with lips stretchedwide, baring sharpened whiteboulders It wasn t too longbefore the scientists decided to detach those electrodes.But also the stuff of chuckles and belly laughsAnd Then She Left with His Money In the salacious port city of Baltia drunken poet searched for a whoreHe took her to a house called UsherGot tied up and cried, Baby, rougher With a toss of raven black hair she said, Never And an occasional kick in the gutThe Invisible Woman Whenever he strikes hera patch of empty formsinstead of a bruiseand by their anniversarythere s no trace of her to be foundSheesh I may read these again as soon as I recover

  2. says:

    I don t always read poetry But when I do, I read The Troublesome Amputee by John Edward Lawson.Sorry Couldn t resist that.Actually, that joke is not so far from the truth Yes, on occasion I open my dog eared Norton anthologies of British and American literature, revisit a little Blake, Shelley, Yeats, Poe, Coleridge, Frost, et al, but I cannot recall the last time I read a complete book of poems That said, I immensely enjoyed Lawson s collection of dark poetry Many of these poems are highly I don t always read poetry But when I do, I read The Troublesome Amputee by John Edward Lawson.Sorry Couldn t resist that.Actually, that joke is not so far from the truth Yes, on occasion I open my dog eared Norton anthologies of British and American literature, revisit a little Blake, Shelley, Yeats, Poe, Coleridge, Frost, et al, but I cannot recall the last time I read a complete book of poems That said, I immensely enjoyed Lawson s collection of dark poetry Many of these poems are highly abstract and experimental, characterized by complex and often incongruous images communicated by way of ingenious wordplay There s a fair amount of dark satire too And of course any dark poet worth his salt must channel the ol Conquer Worm, reminding the reader of his her mortality and the general futility of things That s in here too.Highlights for me include The East Coast is a Horndog, Will Work for Food, Mowing the Pawn, and Allahpaloozah I also liked Survivor, Lawson s poetic tribute to Chuck Palahniuk s classic novel of the same name Another high point in the collection is a satisfyingly unsettling prose poem called Raw Dow Screaming, which presumably is the inspiration for the name of the press

  3. says:

    A great book of poetry for one who doesn t like poetry.

  4. says:

    With THE TROUBLESOME AMPUTEE John Edward Lawson uses the theme of limb removal as a starting point in this rich, resonant collection of verse Armed with bracingly dark imagery and an unflinching eye, Lawson wields his words like a blade, offering an array of bizarre scenarios rooted in post millenial decay.From werewolf limericks to the gross out epic Will Work For Food which kicks off with zombie tongues in toilets and proceeds to up the sickening ante , the biting satire of Allahpolooza With THE TROUBLESOME AMPUTEE John Edward Lawson uses the theme of limb removal as a starting point in this rich, resonant collection of verse Armed with bracingly dark imagery and an unflinching eye, Lawson wields his words like a blade, offering an array of bizarre scenarios rooted in post millenial decay.From werewolf limericks to the gross out epic Will Work For Food which kicks off with zombie tongues in toilets and proceeds to up the sickening ante , the biting satire of Allahpolooza to the poignancy of Grandfather s Death Mask, Lawson displays an impressive versatility and level of craft, giving most of the poems here a depth that invites a second or third reading to truly appreciate A solid collection of dark poetry well worth perusing

  5. says:

    Poems for people who hate poetryLawson turns poetry convention on its head with his collection of horror poetry From narrative poems to the abstract and experimental one thing you ll always find is surprising imagery and juxtapositions Everyone has a different favorite out of this book but even people who hate poetry have taken a shine to it.Note I edited this book.

  6. says:

    I m still new to the poetry scene and Raw Dog Screaming has been a beacon of light helping me navigate the waters John Edward Lawson s 2006 collection, The Troublesome Amputee, doesn t quite fit with any poetry I ve read or reviewed before To be fair, if the title and cover art didn t get across the possibilities for what you re about to immerse yourself in, Michael Arnzen s introduction would likely do the trick.The pieces in Lawson s collection comes in all shapes and sizes, categorized main I m still new to the poetry scene and Raw Dog Screaming has been a beacon of light helping me navigate the waters John Edward Lawson s 2006 collection, The Troublesome Amputee, doesn t quite fit with any poetry I ve read or reviewed before To be fair, if the title and cover art didn t get across the possibilities for what you re about to immerse yourself in, Michael Arnzen s introduction would likely do the trick.The pieces in Lawson s collection comes in all shapes and sizes, categorized mainly as dark poetry that employs sometraditional aspects, but also gets experimental in other places The Troublesome Amputee even has limericks I read between five and ten poems a day as I took my time wading through this collection, and quickly found that each day, each exploration held something new for me.A reader might find themselves enveloped in social commentary Turn the page Grisly horror Flip Satire Flip Outright humor Flip Something so bizarre, you have to reread it to make sure you didn t miss something Lawson takes the reader on a journey, and I wasn t far along on the ride, before realizing this would be something I d want to do again and picking up another collection by the author For anyone interested, the poem that made me temporarily close the book and go in search ofis called Full of Flava, and drips with social satire.Some of my other favorites in the collection include the almost outright horror of Tricks of the Trade, the use of repetition in Past, and the back to back hits of Plunder Revisited and Demands of the Voluptuous Virginal Sacrifice As a superhero nerd, Marvels of Horror made my day, with Doctor Doom being my personal favorite portion Finally, Lawson s homage to Chuck Palahniuk s Survivor is a great longer form poem to cap the collection.I d be disingenuous if I claimed to understand the absolute intent of the artist in every single work contained within I ve certainly developed an appreciation for poetry, but it still occasionally flies over my head at alarming rates I will say that even the poems that left me scratching my head provided horrific or startling imagery to sit and ponder Lawson made me think, even if that train of thought didn t lead me to any specific destination That, my friends, makes for an author worth revisiting.I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for review consideration

  7. says:

    John Edward Lawson, The Troublesome Amputee Raw Dog Screaming, 2006 I knew when picking up a poetry collection from a bizarro press that I wasn t going to be getting work that one would normally see published in The Paris Review I tried to steel myself against that though I tend to be a harsher judge of poetry than any other artistic medium and just sit back and enjoy the ride And surprisingly to me , I found myself able to do so a good bit of the time where The Troublesome Amputee was con John Edward Lawson, The Troublesome Amputee Raw Dog Screaming, 2006 I knew when picking up a poetry collection from a bizarro press that I wasn t going to be getting work that one would normally see published in The Paris Review I tried to steel myself against that though I tend to be a harsher judge of poetry than any other artistic medium and just sit back and enjoy the ride And surprisingly to me , I found myself able to do so a good bit of the time where The Troublesome Amputee was concerned it s not just because of my affinity for the overarching theme here, but because Lawson does have at least enough poetic chops to know when he doesn t have the poetic chops to tackle something Because of this, the book veers widely in tone from stuff that sounds a lot like poetry that you d see in B zines the kind that pay in contributor s copies , and some that just sounds straight out bizarro, stream of consciousness rather than crafted And for once, when reviewing a poetry collection, I m not trying to say that like it s a bad thing There once was a werewolf from Nantucketwho kept warm viscera in a bucketWith sharpened talons and teethhe would rend human meatto get at the marrow and suck it Werewolf limerick 1 I was going to say that s the kind of stuff I see in micropress magazines all the time , but it s probably above that level, at least slightly, for the way Lawson turns the conventional limerick in upon itself in the last line Be that as it may, one way or the other it s a lot of fun So s the rest of the book Worth your time

  8. says:

    I had best preface this review by saying that I HATE POETRY.This is true as a general rule, excluding Bukowski and Robert Service.That said, I have to admit that I rather enjoyed this collection by John Lawson.The collection is divided into three sections, based on three different concepts related to amputation, and the poems in all three sections range from the merely irreverent to the visceral and disturbing.There were quite a few individual poems that stood out for me, but none quite so much I had best preface this review by saying that I HATE POETRY.This is true as a general rule, excluding Bukowski and Robert Service.That said, I have to admit that I rather enjoyed this collection by John Lawson.The collection is divided into three sections, based on three different concepts related to amputation, and the poems in all three sections range from the merely irreverent to the visceral and disturbing.There were quite a few individual poems that stood out for me, but none quite so much as Three Spider Sisters, a perfectly vivid and creepy image in 31 words.Check this one out EVEN IF YOU HATE POETRY

  9. says:

    I love poetry I love to write it, that is There are very few writers whose poetry I actually enjoy reading This collection is by far my favorite If only, one day, I can be this good sigh

  10. says:

    Don t even know what utter crap this was Yuck

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