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I Don't Mind If You're Feeling Alone

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Poetry. "Thomas Patrick Levy's poems evoke a darkly lit American otherworld filled with withering cornstalks, rusted tractors and pulsating shadows. The narrator of these poems is an amorphous Nowhere Man, one whose desperation and longing crystallize in passionate non sequiturs and moments of heartrending tenderness, often towards an equally shadowy female presence. Readi ...more
Paperback, First, 126 pages
Published 2012 by YesYes Books
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I knew that I liked YesYes Books when they released Gregory Sherl's Heavy Petting, but Thomas Patick Levy's I Don't Mind If You're Feeling Alone confirms that a) YesYes Books is intent on beautifully rendering books (the production and design are absolutely gorgeous) and b) YesYes Books is seeking out (and finding) the best new poetry voices out there. Levy's book is a digestible oil-slick of corn fields and want and love and begging - highly highly recommended.

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The world in Thomas Patrick Levy's I DON'T MIND IF YOU'RE FEELING ALONE is rusty and diesel and nighttime and lonesome. But lonesome doesn't always mean lonesome because there's so much glowing. Objects glow, poems glow, and Levy glows. The wreck is the heart where the glow comes from. Everywhere there's light, heaven is not a truck. The pavement is a bed. The bed is a river. There's so much beauty because beauty is like roses and glass and jail. I DON'T MIND IF YOU'RE FEELING ALONE is a jail I' ...more
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4 Stars - Strongly Recommended to fans of poems that do not look like poems
Pgs: 121
Publisher: Yes Yes Books

Looking for intense, intimate poetry? Look no further than Thomas Patrick Levy. His collection - I Don't Mind if You're Feeling Alone - has it in spades.

What you'll find here is not poetry so much as blasts of concentrated, unfiltered thought, scribbled out seemingly in the moment, words rushing and tripping over each other, competing with each other. What
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