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Cue Lazarus by Carl Marcum
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May 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: poetry, owned
Read from July 15 to 21, 2012

When I first finished this book, I thought I might let it go. It had some nice moments, but a lot that didn't click. Over all, it just didn't leave a terribly strong impression. But then as I flipped through it again to start writing about it, the second readings were a lot stronger. All the little physics references, the familiar Tucson moments, the meta moments writing about writing pulled harder, sung through what was unrelatable the first time through -- the obsession with vintage cars, machismo, the Spanish (translations I didn't know were in the back the first time.)

I would have to keep this, even if only for "From: Poetry, To: Entropy," and "Pentecost," the latter containing one of the verses that stopped me the first time around:
And aren't we like that angel?
Bumping up against change
just hoping it doesn't kill us.
Trusting we'll crash through
to the side of ourselves we can see.
Emerging cut and bleeding,
elated just to be alive.

This is what I mean by Grace

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message 1: by Emma (new)

Emma Ooh, that's good.

Jennifer There are some poems in here I definitely think that you would like.

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