Singing Shark, The

Rane Arroyo


1997 Pushcart Prize

1997 Carl Sandburg Literary Award

In these poems, Rane Arroyo leads the reader on a journey through the kaleidoscopic contemporary world where Byron, Madonna, classical myth, and TV and movie culture interact.

“A spoof, a celebration, a lament, a euphoric ride.” —Toi Derricotte

About the Author

Rane Arroyo was a playwright and poet. Previous books include The Red Bed, Columbus's Orphan, Television Poems, and Death Cab for Cutie. He won the 1996 Stonewall Chapbook Award for The Naked Thief. He taught creative writing and literature at the University of Toledo and served as a board member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.