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Before Kodachrome

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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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Diane Kistner
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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...more
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