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Prime Directive

4.57 of 5 stars 4.57  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Published 2011 by Needfire Press
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Bryan Dietrich’s book length poem, Prime Directive is probably the most unique title (fiction, non-fiction, pulp, poetry, you name it) I’ve read all year. The book takes its title from the television series, Star Trek. It’s a deeply personal book, where memory, myth, identity, Alzheimer’s, comic books, Captain Kirk (and William Shatner!), father and son, all unite in a wonderful – and heartbreaking memorial to the author’s father, as well as being a love note to the author’s own son. There’s an ...more
Michael Morris
Bryan Dietrich's Prime Directive is a moving elegy is the truest sense. The book length poem is about mourning, not only of a father, but a father's mind, and of a world that crumbles around one during loss. Wrapped with the myth of Star Trek, this book provides a fascinating journey. Dietrich covers, of course, life and death, but also deftly handles the ideas and ideals one wrestles with when one encounters one's own mortality.

Full disclosure: Bryan is a friend of mine from graduate school. Bu
I won't say much, but it was good...really good.
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