Title Hard Goods & Hot Platters
Book Condition New
Publisher Last Word Press
194423425X / 9781944234256
Seller ID SKU9144258
194423425X Brand New; satisfaction guaranteed. Hard Goods & Hot Platters is saturated with American popular music. Its lines carry a rhythm of their own, alternately relaxed, looping, urgent, melancholic, and Eros-driven. We get an "Homage to Mick Jagger" and a note by a Springsteen groupie, and encounter a notable roadhouse cheek by jowl with cheap motels. Billie Holliday gets her own poem, richly deserved. And the Ramones rate a cameo. According to James, "Love's some player on the summer fire escape," and I'm inclined to believe her. Nor do I doubt the wisdom of these lines: "cable and bible / love, save us from both." These are poems full of yearning, regret, fleeting fulfillment, and burning desire. ~klipschutz "author of A Visit to the Ranch & other poems"