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Blood On Blood
Devin Kelly's Blood on Blood is a poetic re-imagination of Bruce Springsteen's seminal album Nebraska. Using characters from the songs and the near-violent, desolate, and longing themes of American life that populate Springsteen's album, Blood on Blood tells a story of family, of loss and love, of violence and resurrection.
Paperback, 108 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Unknown Press
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I finally sat down and read for the first time in, I'm not sure, three or four weeks? Maybe longer? And this hurt my feelings in a lovely way -- particularly "Franky's Apology" -- and I really enjoyed about every third, maybe even every other piece in here, especially each iteration of "The Story of How You & Your Brother Grew Up." I don't actually have any familiarity with the Springsteen album that inspired this (I love him as an Entity, but have just never been into his music particularly.) b ...more
Devin Kelly is a writer and high school teacher living in New York City. He is the winner of a Best of the Net Prize, and his writing has appeared in Longreads, The Guardian, LitHub, and more. He is the author of two books of poetry, including "In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen."