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Sky Lounge

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Mark Bibbins finds damaged glamour at the fringes of respectability in this exceptional debut collection

I was born
with capable eyes,

a moveable heart
and time to spare.
—from “Euphorium”

In his restless and unpredictable debut, Mark Bibbins offers a virtuosic poetry. Lovers struggle to connect; groupies, hustlers, and corporate drones covet better—or at least different—lives;
Paperback, 78 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Graywolf Press (first published 2003)
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Patricia Murphy
I usually like to read a poet from the early work forward--but I read Bibbins’ other books before coming to Sky Lounge. It was fun--I can see the progression certainly (there are a couple of “young” poems here) but I especially like that there is a consistency of play and humor.

Some of my favorite moments:

“Remorse held us together until we died young
and most of us never realized we were mammals.”

that look like food fall from the sky
and land next to people living on dust.”

“precocious is as
I read this book before Goodreads existed, but recently reread it, and fell in love with it all over again! WOW, look at this one:


All paintings are of trees or should
be. From the Urdu word for dust

comes the color of the uniform.
All songs are about love.

We position so others cannot see
then lie and call it contact.

We measure the length of the shore
and say don't look at the water.

An army moves across a desert
in olive drab, through clouds of dust.

What's topical becomes generic
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