Country Club

Country Club is the debut poetry collection by Andy McGuire.

Andy McGuire

A lyrical wilderness of power, wealth, leisure and desire, the poems of Country Club freewheel across state lines with panache and flagrant feeling. In this bold debut from Andy McGuire, all passions  — even unpleasant ones  — stare down the barrel of a world in which freedom is the 51st state, and love is the 11th province. (From Coach House Books)

From the book

The manatee wades out of the water and roars at the sightseers

That one of them owes him a drink.

From the beach below the boardwalk, cock-a-doodle-do!

What about a Christmas bowlcut over by the mangrove manatees!

Because in Florida there are Floridians

And they are born Floridians at large.

Every motion Can't stop its own ocean.

The oceans' motions make mistakes.

Some of the dying are unspeakable

In their thinness, poorly disguised meat mannequins.

The mosquitoes are so big

They bleed you like a pig.

Being eaten alive is an acquired taste.

From Country Club by Andy McGuire, ©2015. Published by Coach House Books.


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