Jagged Tune

Jagged Tune

Description

"How can the world be anything but a music made out of what we are, a jagged tune, a knife song, a wild blood and bone aria? In Rob Talbert's energetic, frightening, human, kinetic collection we can hear every note. I want to download this book into the musical score it is and listen to it whenever I'm alone but desperately need the world." -Matthew Dickman "Rob Talbert's Jagged Tune is a gorgeous post-industrial lyric hymn to minimum-wage jobs: from corrections officer to pawn shop employee to cruise ship attendant to insurance certificate specialist to retail clerk to unemployed and back again, Talbert's poems-hewn from life experience-contrast the constraints of work with the ecstasy of nightclubs, their "feral engine" and "deep recess of liquor techno." "My life depends on night," he writes, and this is a nocturnal book that embraces the wonder of darkness, its broken song. I am awed by these poems-their unyielding eye, their deft music, their capacity for wisdom, and all the ways in which they illuminate facets of the American experience that we rarely see." -Erika Meitner

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 144947425X
ISBN 13: 9781449474256

22 Sep 2017
Rupi Kaur

ISBN 10: 1447284054
ISBN 13: 9781447284055

22 Sep 2016
Clive James

ISBN 10: 1449489753
ISBN 13: 9781449489755

05 Oct 2017
Courtney Peppernell

ISBN 10: 1405934131
ISBN 13: 9781405934138

26 Jul 2018
Stephen Fry

ISBN 10: 1471165825
ISBN 13: 9781471165825

18 Oct 2017
Rupi Kaur

ISBN 10: 0451531051
ISBN 13: 9780451531056

26 Nov 2009
Edgar Allan Poe

ISBN 10: 1853264296
ISBN 13: 9781853264290

01 Jan 1998
Christina G. Rossetti

ISBN 10: 1845234332
ISBN 13: 9781845234331

19 May 2020
Roger Robinson

ISBN 10: 0224074415
ISBN 13: 9780224074414

01 Jul 2004
Pablo Neruda

ISBN 10: 8793972008
ISBN 13: 9788793972001

01 Jan 2020
K Tolnoe

ISBN 10: 1840221666
ISBN 13: 9781840221664

05 Feb 2009
Dante

ISBN 10: 1529020476
ISBN 13: 9781529020472

08 Aug 2019
Jericho Brown