The Ten Most Important Questions ... by Louis Gallo


The Ten Most Important Questions of the Twentieth-Century, articulated by a multiplicity of voices and dialects, is a sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes absurd meditation upon questions that seemed to haunt the era. The voices, manipulated by a ubiquitous, unseen narrator, include those of historical personages like Freud, William James, Abbot & Costello, Heidegger, Max Planck, Jackie Wilson, Schrodinger, et al; and some fictitious characters like Old Blues Man and Shaman. All to ensure a Byzantine babel. The “answers,” if any, range from serious meditations on existence to outright, vaudevillian jokes. Or often the “answers” are irrelevant, the questions mere prompts for one of the voices to wax and wane.

About the poet: Louis Gallo’s work has appeared or will shortly appear in Southern Literary Review, Fiction Fix, Glimmer Train, Hollins Critic,, Rattle, Southern Quarterly, Litro, New Orleans Review, Xavier Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Missouri Review, Mississippi Review, Texas Review, Baltimore Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, The Ledge, storySouth, Houston Literary Review, Tampa Review, Raving Dove, The Journal (Ohio), Greensboro Review,and many others. Chapbooks include The Truth Change, The Abomination of Fascination and Status Updates. He is the founding editor of the now defunct journals, The Barataria Review and Books: A New Orleans Review. He teaches at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

52 Pages. Chapbook bound.
Full Color Cover
ISBN: 978-1-63275-062-4
Printed in the U.S.A.

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