• By Gift Unearned

  • Slam Poetry
  • By: Jack McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Jack McCarthy
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 04-16-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: EM Press
  • 3.3 (4 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Part poetry, part musings on life, Jack McCarthy’s words jump gracefully from memory to memory, moment to moment. It’s clear that McCarthy has experience performing his own poetry; this is a collection meant to be heard aloud and meant to be read by its author. With casual poise and a hint of wry bemusement, Jack McCarthy narrates his own work beautifully. From his thoughts on aging and the orthopedist to his ideas about the nature of memory, McCarthy’s well-chosen words angle at the deeper moments in life.
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Publisher's Summary

By Gift Unearned is a collection of poems by Boston working-class guy Jack McCarthy. Trained in classics at Dartmouth, McCarthy found his true voice at the poetry slam in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the Cantab. He quickly became a legend in the slam nation community and shared his prose poems with thousands. This audio reading and performance of his work includes "Drunks" and "Epithalamian".
©2008 Jack McCarthy (P)2008 EM Press
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