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Before Kodachrome

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Set in Fresno, the Sierra Nevadas and Greece, the poems in Before Kodachrome look back unflinchingly at a fractured California childhood in the 1950s and ‘60s. In the process they lay out in stark contrast the dimensions of a life where parents, real and surrogate, are at once loving and violent, attentive and neglectful, righteous and morally bankrupt. From his adopted ho ...more
Paperback, 74 pages
Published September 19th 2012 by FutureCycle Press (first published 2012)
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Sharman Russell
Mar 17, 2016 Sharman Russell rated it it was amazing
I don’t think of it as “disclosure” to say that I knew Don Schofield when he was a young poet, and I was a young fiction writer, and we were both getting our MFAs at the University of Montana in Missoula. Halcyon days! Don and I co-edited the literary magazine CutBank together, and in some ways he introduced me to poetry. I hadn’t read too much before (saving, obsessively, “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman) and I don’t read enough now, but I did love and appreciate Don’s work from the start. Beca ...more
Diane Kistner
Jul 27, 2014 Diane Kistner rated it it was amazing
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BEFORE KODACHROME

I love this snapshot of the boy
posing in his Sunday best—white

trousers, sweater, even his hair
seems white. He’s looking down

at the lawn deep in shadow, smiling
in light so bright it almost

washes him out.
And this one of his room:

Davey Crockett curtains,
Superman bedspread, Apache war bonnet

on the wall. A patch of light
is spreading over his face and arms;

ample darkness, though,
behind the door,

under the bed, surrounding
legs and feet. In that dreamy silence

before the othe
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Jul 27, 2014 FutureCycle Press rated it it was amazing
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