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Poetry. BERLIN POEMS is the story of an interlinguistic love affair set against an indelible cityscape, an archaeology of unrequited passion, a frenzied attempt to remember against the inevitable flux of time. In it, language is at once a failure (it miscommunicates or can't communicate), a metaphor for near-misses (Landrum is gifted at creating significances in the sonic ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Midsummer Nights Press
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Susie Finkbeiner
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Landrum's use of language is stunningly clever, well conceived, and altogether tender. He uses every word with the utmost care to take the reader on a tour of Berlin full of wonder, enchantment, and great longing. Matthew Landrum writes with fearless vulnerability that is at once refreshing and heartbreaking. Definitely a chapbook for the "To Read Again" pile. ...more
Denton
Jul 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Matthew Landrum’s Berlin Poems is an interlinguistic story of fleeting love. Like summer, this is the kind of love that is more memorable and perhaps more powerful because of the awareness of how ephemeral it is. These poems are often about missed opportunities, or opportunities that, if not missed, weren’t taken because of the chasms of geography and language. As Landrum writes, “Love demands fluency / for its expressions, but we did not have the skill…” We can all relate.
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