Yodeling Fungus by David T. Manning ISBN: 978-1-884778-59-9, 96 pages $12.00 Plus $2.00 P&H. Yodeling Fungus explores variations in Southern Behavior with a necrophilic hearse chauffeur, from a failed electrocution, to a proctology exam gone horribly wrong. After advising proper obeisance to Mercedes owners, the book concludes with a rousing, risque tribute song to NASCAR.

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A 2010 Pushcart Prize Nominee

Other Books By Dave Manning: The Girl Who Came Out with the Stars

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About the book

When a family of Irish singers and poets becomes host to a viral genome in the form of a prankster demon, toadstools sprout in the wilds of the mind. Yodeling Fungus is poet Manning’s opus to placate and exorcize “Guzman,” freeing his family from possession.

Sample of the work:


Can we rent you our family
for the Golden Dragon Restaurant?
For your dining pleasure
we come in various configurations--

With 4 you’ll get extra egg rolls,
with 5 you’ll get bird’s nest soup.
With 6 comes hot spring noodle.
But with 7 they proclaim

The Heavenly Year of The Dragon again!
(even when it’s not the dragon’s year).
They’ll bring around the venerable Komodo
they keep penned-up in back,

with its green jade necklace and silver chain.
It will breathe its fiery breath on you
and make the blandest rice Hunan,
and your litchi nuts hot and sour.

About the Author

David T. Manning, a Pushcart nominee and three-time winner of the North Carolina Poetry  Society’s Poet Laureate Award, has work appearing in many journals and is author of seven poetry chapbooks, most recently Continents of Light (Finishing Line Press, 2010). His full-length collection, The Flower Sermon, was published by Main Street Rag in 2007. David, a former organic chemist, lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife Doris and two mischievous cats.

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