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the consequence of wings
(on angels and monsters
and other winged things)

Annette Marie Hyder

Cover Art by Merina Caulfield

Transcending myths and Gothicism, Annette Marie Hyder weaves metaphors of wings and flight patterns into a contemporary realm of love and living - something that is precisely real.
-- Yong Shu Hoong

Annette Marie Hyder knows the true spirit within the human airfoil, heart-shaped and located in that land between the corner of the eye and the top of the heart.
-- Jim Chandler, Thunder Sandwich

Annette whispers her personal-style poetry into her reader's attentive ears. Many of these pieces will remind readers of some of Britisher Phil Collins' songs. The honesty and candor give them both their unmistakable potency ...You'll find this poet's view of her world clear, penetrating and memorable. Annette indeed has "Wings."
-- Paul Tylor

Annette Hyder is a masterful poetic craftsman. Her poems are exquisite reminders of just how wonderful the English language can be in the hands of a talented scribe.
-- Michael Lohr

The Consequence of Wings was selected to be in the MCBA's (Minnesota Center for Book Arts) 2005 "Bookish" Exhibition, a celebration of  over 100 pieces of original artwork, housed at the Open Book. The Open Book was founded in 2000 by the Loft, Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Milkweed Editions.

Table of Contents:

Oh What's the Rush?     
You call me Angel     
I don't want you to think     
Dancing With the Minotaur     
Chronos Is Coming     
Dream Catchers     
Pandora's Rebuttal     
34 B     
Two Aspirin     
Three Songs for a Musician
   (OK, they're really a linked poem):     
My Daughter Shows Me A Real Live
   Butterfly Cocoon That They Are
   Observing In Her Classroom
   And It's Like Being In New York City     
And You Know How Inspiration Is
   A Word That Can Be So Cliché -
   Especially When Paired With "Butterflies"?     
Craig Takes Me To a Topless Bar
   and While I Am Appalled, Being the
   Good Girl That I Am, I Promise Him
   that I Can Make Anything Beautiful
   If I Want To, I Can Take An Ugly Experience
   and Turn It Into Poetry     
My Voice is a Bird:     
A Porque Story: How Fireflies Came To Be     
Icarus and the Delicate Art of Wing Drying     
tow · er (tow´ er)     
The Demons Within     
Time Of Darkness     

From the book:


I toss my hair at
spread my arms to
the day.
I want to butterfly
from one moment
to the next
unfurl my proboscis
drink deep
have you  
see through
the Ezekiel lenses
of my wings
you gasp
at my arrogance
in flinging
all those colours
(shimmer, shammer, hold me)
back in Sun's face.

ISBN 0-941053-72-5

the consequence of wings
is a 40 page hand-sewn chapbook - $8.00



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