Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Flowers” as Want to Read:
Flowers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Flowers

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Poetry. Paul Killebrew's much-anticipated full-length debut, FLOWERS, breaks open the American dream at its weakest parts, to find intrigue, sadness, humor, possibility, and new ways to question motives and metaphors. Killebrew is a bold inheritor of the lyrical tradition that dares to sing of the world as an intimate thing. In the words of Toma
alamun, "to read him is a d
...more
Paperback, 75 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Canarium Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Flowers, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Flowers

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.29  · 
Rating details
 ·  51 ratings  ·  4 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Melissa
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love "Actually Present" which, incidentally, is reprinted in his new book with different (better!) line breaks. Here's an excerpt:

"My heart wasn't in it,
I think you knew even then, but I wanted
to rearrange thin bars of thought into a ladder-
like system of total devotion to the present
in its fabulous vanity. You were beautiful
to me, your lapel against your chin and the
orange light flinging itself from your mouth.
At the top of the hill you could see all four walls,
it was windy, the creemony w
...more
Cindy
Dec 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fresh meditations, the kitchen sink style lyric about an inner life not un-touched by what is rural. Would be an important mind-opener for a few undergrads I could think of.
S
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Lacks the coherence of the more accomplished Ethical Consciousness but keeps the vivacity, so you end up with a neon blur. This is most notable in "Forget Rita," which narrative stabs notwithstanding fails to be more than a number of above-average riffs.
Greg Bem
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I felt my insides lean like a tower of verse of experience the images sometimes slightly slanted or completely sideways.
Canarium
rated it it was amazing
Sep 11, 2011
Chris
rated it it was amazing
Nov 24, 2010
Cerys Holstege
rated it it was amazing
Jun 19, 2017
Brandon
rated it liked it
May 13, 2012
Mellow Pages Library
rated it it was amazing
May 04, 2014
Nate
rated it really liked it
Aug 22, 2010
Canarium Books
rated it it was amazing
Jul 10, 2012
Justin
rated it really liked it
May 10, 2011
Mttpcktt
rated it it was amazing
Oct 08, 2013
Katie
rated it it was amazing
Mar 09, 2010
Jessica Baran
rated it it was amazing
Feb 11, 2011
S.
rated it liked it
Jan 08, 2011
Thom
rated it liked it
Apr 04, 2011
Joanna
rated it really liked it
Apr 07, 2012
D.A.
rated it it was amazing
Apr 01, 2010
Gabby Goeglein
rated it liked it
Dec 27, 2012
Deborah Edwards
rated it it was amazing
Jan 12, 2014
Lukey
rated it it was amazing
Oct 11, 2014
Christopher Rife
rated it really liked it
Sep 28, 2014
Biscuits
rated it really liked it
Jan 07, 2011
Jennifer
rated it really liked it
Mar 28, 2012
Christine
rated it it was ok
Mar 11, 2014
Gaby
rated it really liked it
Dec 13, 2018
Maia Wegmann
rated it liked it
Feb 22, 2017
Andrew Crocker
rated it it was amazing
Jan 30, 2013
David
rated it really liked it
Apr 27, 2010
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »