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The Memory Theater Burned

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"Damon regards language as prayer...his lines move with the speed of wonder and with an ear towards new found sound. Good music."—Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth
Paperback, 72 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Turtle Point Press (first published October 2004)
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Apr 02, 2012 Simon rated it really liked it
The Memory Theater Burned by Damon Krukowski
(Turtle Point Press)

I bought this book earlier in the year when I
saw Damon play at the Luminaire as one half of
Damon and Naomi and I'm glad that I did.
Although I might take slight issue with it's
claims to be a collection of Damon's poetry as
for me most of the pieces in the book would be
better described as short prose pieces as Damon
doesn't go in for much in the way of form or
stanzas or rhyming schemes. But putting that
aside what he does go in
Nov 24, 2007 Amy rated it liked it
We went to see DK read in a bookstore in Paris. It was a real treat. A translator read each poem in French before he read it in English, rather than the usual other way around. I was full of good feelings during that reading, although I kind of wanted him to stop so I could enjoy the rest of the poems privately, later (and of course, he did stop. Of course! And left for London to play rock and roll, like any good important-80's-indie musician/poet). This book is good company.
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