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Nietzsche's Horse, by Christopher Kennedy

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Nietzsche’s Horse is a collection of prose poems that concentrates on longing and loss and their interactions.


“Kennedy . . . carves a new space into the genre of American Surrealistic poetry . . .” —Rain Taxi

Nietzsche’s Horse is full of bad luck and surprises; a kind of American life that can turn religion or science or family quickly into a waking dream or nightmare. Christopher Kennedy is a remarkable storyteller, whispering little mysteries to the reader from many rooms in a concave house. Comic, bewildered, and brilliant, Nietzsche’s Horse is a riveting book.” —Michael Burkard, author of The Fires They Kept

“A haunting, complex, and very beautiful book. Kennedy has a deep understanding of American longing and the inevitable losses associated with that longing and, because he is a powerful artist, is able to make from that loss a wonderful victory: this moving portrait of the human heart examining itself.”—George Saunders, author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline


Christopher Kennedy is the author of Ennui Prophet (BOA Editions, Ltd.),Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (BOA Editions, Ltd.), Trouble with the Machine (Low Fidelity Press), andNietzsche’s Horse (Mitki/Mitki Press). He is an associate professor of English at Syracuse University where he directs the MFA program in creative writing.