A Poetry Daily Prose Feature:
"I seldom go to films. They are too exciting.”
Dream Song 53
"In my retrospective imagining, which is surely inaccurate, I discover them both, film and poetry, on the same day. It’s mid-afternoon, sometime in the mid-80s. I am in high school. On this day I am alone and at loose ends, browsing the shelves of my small town’s public library, uncertain, as usual, of what I am doing, and my hand, for whatever reason, pulls from the shelf a copy of The Pisan Cantos. I open the book. I don’t understand what I see. I take it home. And that evening, at a friend’s house, he has a VHS copy of Blue Velvet, which we watch. I have seen movies before, of course. But not like this."
—Troy Jollimore, "Just to Watch Them Is to Feel Again": Film & Poetry, Time & Image
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TLS poem of the week:
Andrew McCulloch introduces Charles Tomlinson's "Class." (The Times Literary Supplement)
Five new collections:
Elizabeth Hoover reviews collections with Minnesota ties: Bright Dead Things, by Ada Limón, What Thread? by Francine Sterle, Speak, Mother, by Freya Manfred, Near Solstice, by Madelon Sprengnether, and Modern Love & Other Myths, by Joyce Sutphen. (Star Tribune)
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- The Essential Daryl Hine, James Pollock, ed. (Porcupine's Quill)
- Reconnaissance, Carl Phillips (Farrar, Staus & Giroux)
- Mouth, Tracey Knapp (42 Miles Press)
- Bright Dead Things, Ada Limón (Milkweed Editions)
- In the Creole Twilight: Poems and Songs from Louisiana Folklore, Joshua Clegg Caffery (Louisiana State University Press)
- Haunt, Mark Granier (Salmon Poetry)
- The White Spider in My Hand, Sonja James (Scarith Books)
- Finding Home, Michael Finch (WestBow Press)
- We Were the People Who Moved, David Ebenbach (Tebot Bach)
- Karankawa, Iliana Rocha (University of Pittsburgh Press)
- Interstate, Chard deNiord (University of Pittsburgh Press)
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