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Frontier Ruckus

 

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Michigan State. Songwriters at that level who've studied poetry formally are not abundant, and Frontier Ruckus has shown national appeal. Some of the band's early songs originated while Milia was still an undergraduate, but he absorbed the neo-Beat lessons of Wakoski and went his own way: he turned into a virtuoso rhymer.

He kept the long, irregular sentence shapes of modern poetry, but then, unlikely as it may seem, cast them into elaborate rhyme schemes. At first the verbal contortions Milia goes through to get them to work seem almost preposterous, but stick with it, and soon enough that will begin to feel like the point.

So come on down and visit me

My condition petitions so implicitly

I need you


I wrote it on the notepad of the

suggestion box

I'll breathe the desperation till

The kingdom unlocks

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