Z-175: JFK's rage against Nixon & LBJ: "Hand, Wave Your Last..."

Author: Jamey Hecht
Book: Limousine, Midnight Blue

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This sequence of fifty 14-line poems uses the Zapruder Film of President Kennedy's murder as a prism through which to view America and the world. Refracted rays touch on crime and punishment; guilt and responsibility; charisma and love; the dying victim's experience during the stretched-out seconds of his violation and death; and the dark world of war profiteering, narco-traffic, and deceit where the facts of power determine history. Epic tradition (e.g., Homer, Dante, Milton) shares these pages…more

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